rent etymology

English word rent comes from Latin do (I give.. I offer, render.. I yield, surrender, concede.)

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word rent. Currently you are viewing the etymology of rent with the meaning: (Noun Verb) (economics) A profit from possession of a valuable right, as a restricted license to engage in a trade or business.. (obsolete) income; revenue. A payment made by a tenant at intervals in order [...](economics) A profit from possession of a valuable right, as a restricted license to engage in a trade or business.. (obsolete) income; revenue. A payment made by a tenant at intervals in order [...]

Detailed word origin of rent

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
do Latin (lat) I give.. I offer, render.. I yield, surrender, concede.
prehendere Latin (lat)
rente Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Income.
rent English (eng) (economics) A profit from possession of a valuable right, as a restricted license to engage in a trade or business.. (obsolete) income; revenue. A payment made by a tenant at intervals in order to occupy a property.. A similar payment for the use of equipment or a service.. An object for which rent is charged or paid. (intransitive) To be leased or let for rent.. (transitive) To grant [...]

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