pause etymology

English word pause comes from Ancient Greek παύω, and later Latin pausa (A pause, halt, stop, cessation, end.)

Detailed word origin of pause

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
παύω Ancient Greek (grc)
παῦσις Ancient Greek (grc)
pausa Latin (lat) A pause, halt, stop, cessation, end.
pause Middle French (frm) Pause (brief cessation).
pause English (eng) (intransitive) To hesitate; to hold back; to delay.. (intransitive) To interrupt an activity and wait.. (intransitive) To take a temporary rest, take a break for a short period after an effort.. (intransitive, obsolete) To consider; to reflect.. (transitive) To halt the play or playback of, temporarily, so that it can be resumed from the same point. (as direct object) take pause: hesitate; [...]

Words with the same origin as pause

Descendants of παύω
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