interest etymology

English word interest comes from Latin inter (Between, among. During, while.), Latin esse

Detailed word origin of interest

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
inter Latin (lat) Between, among. During, while.
esse Latin (lat)
inter- Latin (lat) Inter-.
interesse Latin (lat)
interesse Malayalam (mal)
interest Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
interest English (eng) (countable) An involvement, claim, right, share, stake in or link with a financial, business, or other undertaking or endeavor.. (countable) Something one is interested in.. (obsolete, rare) Injury, or compensation for injury; damages.. (uncountable) A great attention and concern from someone or something; intellectual curiosity. [from later 18th c.]. (uncountable) Attention that is given to [...]

Words with the same origin as interest

Descendants of inter
entertain entertaining entertainment entrepreneur expose exposure intellect intellectual intelligent suppose
Descendants of esse
interested interesting