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English word avenge comes from Old French vengier (To avenge, to take revenge (upon).), Old French a-.

Avenge etymology ?

Avenge detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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

Descendants of vengier
Descendants of a-
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