refuge etymology

English word refuge comes from Latin fugere, Latin re-, and later Latin refugium (Refuge.)

Detailed word origin of refuge

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fugere Latin (lat)
re- Latin (lat) Again; prefix added to various words to indicate an action being done again, or like the other usages indicated above under English.. Back, backwards.
refugium Latin (lat) Refuge.
refuge Old French (fro) (figuratively) a protector or savior. A refuge.
refuge English (eng) A place providing safety, protection or shelter.. A refuge island.. A state of safety, protection or shelter.. An expedient to secure protection or defence.. Something or someone turned to for safety or assistance; a recourse or resort. (intransitive) To return to a place of shelter.. (transitive, obsolete) To shelter; to protect.

Words with the same origin as refuge

Descendants of re-
arrest rain reaction receive recognize record regret relationship relax remain remember remove repeat reputation request rescue research respect responsibility responsible rest return revolution reward ship