regret etymology

English word regret comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) re- (Re- (again; once more).), French reconqueste, Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰreh₁d-, Old French (842-ca. 1400) *grater, Old French (842-ca. 1400) *greter, French greter, Old French (842-ca. 1400) greter

Detailed word origin of regret

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
re- Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Re- (again; once more).
reconqueste French (fra)
*ǵʰreh₁d- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*grater Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
*greter Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
greter French (fra)
greter Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
*grētaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To weep, to cry.
*grātan Frankish (frk) To weep, mourn, lament.
regreter Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To bewail; to lament. To regret.
regretten Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
regret English (eng) (obsolete) Dislike; aversion.. Emotional pain on account of something done or experienced in the past, with a wish that it had been different; a looking back with dissatisfaction or with longing. (more generally) To feel sorry about (any thing).. To feel sorry about (a thing that has or has not happened), afterthink: to wish that a thing had not happened, that something else had happened instead.

Words with the same origin as regret

Descendants of re-
disregard irrelevant reassure refresh regard regardless relevance relevant relief relieve remark remarkable repent reply request require research resemble resent resentment retail return reward rewarding
Descendants of *ǵʰreh₁d-
greet regrettable