English word avenge comes from Old French vengier (To avenge, to take revenge (upon).), Old French a-.
Avenge detailed word origin explanation
|vengier || Old French (fro) ||To avenge, to take revenge (upon). |
|a- || Old French (fro) ||(by extension) indicating a change of state. Indicating movement towards something. Intensifying prefix. |
|avengier || Old French (fro) ||To avenge. |
|avenge || English (eng) ||A vengeance; a revenge. (archaic) To treat revengefully; to wreak vengeance on.. (intransitive, obsolete) To take vengeance.. (transitive) To take vengeance (for); to exact satisfaction for by punishing the injuring party; to vindicate by inflicting pain or evil on a wrongdoer. |
Words with the same origin as avenge