intense etymology

English word intense comes from Latin tendo, Latin ingratus (Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.), Latin tendere

Detailed word origin of intense

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tendo Latin (lat) I pitch (a tent).. I proceed.. I stretch, stretch out, distend, extend.. I strive for; I reach for.
ingratus Latin (lat) Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.
tendere Latin (lat)
intendo Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) I obey (+ dative). (New Latin) I understand. I aim, turn, direct.. I intend to. I stretch out, stretch, strain.. I turn my attention to, focus (on).
intensus Latin (lat) Attentive. Intense. Intent, eager.
intense Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
intense English (eng) Extreme in degree; excessive.. Extreme in size or strength.. Strained; tightly drawn.. Stressful and tiring.. Strict, very close or earnest.. Very severe.

Words with the same origin as intense

Descendants of tendo
attend attendance attention attentive bartender content extend extension extensive extent intend intensity intensive intention intentional pretend pretentious tend tender tense tension tent tenure
Descendants of tendere
tendency