prevent etymology

English word prevent comes from Latin venio ((intransitive) I approach. (intransitive) I come.), Latin prae (Because of. Before. In front of Before. In front.)

Detailed word origin of prevent

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
venio Latin (lat) (intransitive) I approach. (intransitive) I come.
prae Latin (lat) Because of. Before. In front of Before. In front.
praevenire Latin (lat)
praeventus Latin (lat)
preventen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
prevent English (eng) (intransitive, now, rare) To take preventative measures. [from 16th c.]. (obsolete, transitive) To be beforehand with; to anticipate.. (obsolete, transitive) To come before; to precede. [16th-18th c.]. (obsolete, transitive) To outdo, surpass. [16th-17th c.]. (transitive) To stop; to keep from. [from 16th c.].

Words with the same origin as prevent

Descendants of venio
adventure adventurous avenue convenience convenient convent convention conventional coven covenant event inconvenient intervention invent invention inventor souvenir venture
Descendants of prae
depending preacher precinct precise predict prefer preliminary preparation prepare preserve president presume pretend previous price prime prison prisoner prize rendezvous rent rental surprise surrender