district etymology

English word district comes from Latin stringo (I press, tighten, compress.. I unsheath.), Latin dis-

Detailed word origin of district

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
stringo Latin (lat) I press, tighten, compress.. I unsheath.
dis- Latin (lat) Asunder, apart, in two. Reversal, removal. Utterly, exceedingly.
distringere Latin (lat)
distringo Latin (lat) I detain. I distract. I stretch out or apart.
districtus Latin (lat) Busy, stretched (pulled in different directions).
districtus Malayalam (mal)
district French (fra) District.
district English (eng) (transitive) To divide into administrative or other districts. (UK) An administrative division of a county without the status of a borough.. An administrative division of an area.. An area or region marked by some distinguishing feature. (obsolete) rigorous; stringent; harsh.

Words with the same origin as district

Descendants of stringo
distress prestigious restrain restraint restricted strain stress stressed stressful strict
Descendants of dis-
address debate defeat delay dessert difference different difficult dinner direct direction director disagree disappear discipline discover discuss disguise display distance distant dress dressed dressing