repair etymology

English word repair has two etymological origins. According to one of them, it comes from Latin words re- (prefix for back, agian) and patria (home country, fatherland (literally)) and comes to English through the French repatriare. According to another one, it comes from the same Latin re- and also Latin paro (I prepare, arrange. I provide, furnish)

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word repair. Currently you are viewing the etymology of repair with the meaning: (Noun Verb) A place to which one goes frequently or habitually; a haunt.. The act of repairing or resorting to a place. To transfer oneself to another place.A place to which one goes frequently or habitually; a haunt.. The act of repairing or resorting to a place. To transfer oneself to another place

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) A place to which one goes frequently or habitually; a haunt.. The act of repairing or resorting to a place. To transfer oneself to another place.

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