divert etymology

English word divert comes from Latin vertere, Latin di-

Detailed word origin of divert

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
vertere Latin (lat)
di- Latin (lat)
divertir Old French (fro)
diverten Middle English (enm)
divert English (eng) (obsolete, intransitive) To turn aside; to digress.. (transitive) To distract.. (transitive) To entertain or amuse (by diverting the attention). (transitive) To turn aside from a course.

Words with the same origin as divert

Descendants of vertere
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Descendants of di-
digest digestive disrupt distance distant distinct distinction distinguish distinguished diversity