interrupt etymology

English word interrupt comes from Latin inter (Between, among. During, while.), Latin rumpere

Detailed word origin of interrupt

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
inter Latin (lat) Between, among. During, while.
rumpere Latin (lat)
interrumpere Latin (lat)
interruptus Latin (lat)
interrupt English (eng) (computing, electronics) An event that causes a computer or other device to temporarily cease what it was doing and attend to a condition (ambitransitive) To disturb or halt (an ongoing process or action, or the person performing it) by interfering suddenly.. (transitive) To divide; to separate; to break the monotony of.. (transitive, computing) To assert to (a computer) that an exceptional [...]

Words with the same origin as interrupt

Descendants of inter
entertain entertaining entertainment entrepreneur expose exposure intellect intellectual intelligent suppose
Descendants of rumpere
corrupt disrupt