repair etymology

English word repair comes from Latin re-, Latin patria (Country; fatherland (literally). Home .), Latin paro (I prepare, arrange. I provide, furnish. I resolve, purpose.)

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Detailed word origin of repair

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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.
patria Latin (lat) Country; fatherland (literally). Home .
paro Latin (lat) I prepare, arrange. I provide, furnish. I resolve, purpose.
reparare Latin (lat)
repatriare Late Latin (LL)
reparer Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
repairier Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To go home.
repairen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
repair English (eng) To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; to indemnify for.. To restore to good working order, fix, or improve damaged condition; to mend; to remedy. The act of repairing something.. The condition of something, in respect of need for repair.. The result of repairing something.

Words with the same origin as repair

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
Descendants of patria
patriotic
Descendants of paro
apparatus celestial compare comparison emperor empire empress imperative imperial parachute parade prepare scuba separate separation sever severance