remain etymology

English word remain comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) remain-

Detailed word origin of remain

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
remain- Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
remainen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
remain English (eng) (plural only) remains: That which is left of a human being after the life is gone; relics; a dead body.. State of remaining; stay.. That which is left; relic; remainder; -- chiefly in the plural.. The posthumous works or productions, especially literary works of one who is dead. (copulative) To continue in a state of being.. To await; to be left to.. To continue unchanged in place, form, or [...]