endure etymology

English word endure comes from Latin indurare, and later Old French endurer (To suffer; to endure; to undergo.)

Detailed word origin of endure

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
indurare Latin (lat)
endurer Old French (fro) To suffer; to endure; to undergo.
enduren Middle English (enm) To endure; to put up with (chiefly suffering).
endure English (eng) (intransitive) To continue or carry on, despite obstacles or hardships.. (intransitive) To last.. (obsolete) To indurate.. (transitive) To suffer patiently.. (transitive) To tolerate or put up with something unpleasant.. To remain firm, as under trial or suffering; to suffer patiently or without yielding; to bear up under adversity; to hold out.