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English word attire comes from Old French tirer (To pull.), Old French a-.

Attire etymology ?

Attire detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tirer Old French (fro) To pull.
a- Old French (fro) (by extension) indicating a change of state. Indicating movement towards something. Intensifying prefix.
tire Old French (fro)
atirier Old French (fro) To arrange; to put into order. To dress; to adorn; to decorate. To equip; to prepare.
attire English (eng) (clothing) One's dress; what one wears; one's clothes.. (heraldiccharge) The single horn of a deer or stag. To dress or garb.

Words with the same origin as attire

Descendants of tirer
retire retired retirement tire tiresome tyre
Descendants of a-
accompany accomplish accomplished accomplishment address advise advisor affair agree agreement amuse amusement arraignment assure attorney avenge await disagree disagreement