detour etymology

English word detour comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) des- (De-; dis-.), Old French (842-ca. 1400) torner, French tourner, Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) destourner (To divert; to turn away.)

Detailed word origin of detour

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
des- Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) De-; dis-.
torner Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (transitive, or, intransitive) to turn. To return; to go back.
tourner French (fra) (computing) to run, to execute (a program, an application etc.). To film, to shoot a film. To lathe. To stir (e.g. ingredients). To tour, to go on tour. To turn (left, right etc.).
destourner Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm) To divert; to turn away.
destorner Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (transitive, or, intransitive) to turn away; to turn round.
détourner French (fra) (figuratively) to distract, to divert (attention). (reflexive) to turn aside, to turn away. To divert. To embezzle. To hijack. To turn aside, to turn away, to avert (from something).
détour French (fra) Curve. Detour. Evasion.
detour English (eng) (intransitive) To make a detour.. (transitive) To direct or send on a detour. A diversion or deviation from one's original route.

Words with the same origin as detour

Descendants of des-
debris defeat delay demented deploy despair dessert disable disagree disagreement disappear disarm discharge disconnect disguise disgust dishonor dislike display disregard disrespect disrespectful distribution ploy
Descendants of torner
attorney return tor tore tour tourism tower turn turned turning turnout