refer etymology

English word refer comes from Latin referendus, and later Old French referer (To tell; to talk about; to speak of.)

Detailed word origin of refer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
referendus Latin (lat)
referer Old French (fro) To tell; to talk about; to speak of.
referren Middle English (enm)
refer English (eng) (Can we add an example for this sense?) (grammar) to be referential to another element in a sentence. (computing) To address a specific location in computer memory.. (intransitive, construed with to) To allude to, make a reference or allusion to.. (transitive) To direct the attention of.. (transitive) To place in or under by a mental or rational process; to assign to, as a class, a cause, [...]

Words with the same origin as refer

Descendants of referendus
referendary referendum