English word await comes from Old Northern French awaitier.
Await detailed word origin explanation
|awaitier || Old Northern French (fro-nor) || |
|awaiten || Middle English (enm) || |
|await || English (eng) ||(obsolete) A waiting for; ambush.. (obsolete) Watching, watchfulness, suspicious observation. (intransitive) To wait; to stay in waiting.. (intransitive) To watch, observe.. (transitive) To be in store for; to be ready or in waiting for.. (transitive) To expect.. (transitive, formal) To wait for.. (transitive, intransitive) To serve or attend; to wait on, wait upon. |