rest etymology

English word rest comes from Latin restare, Proto-Indo-European *ros-, and later Old French rester (To remain, be left over. To rest. To stay.)

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Detailed word origin of rest

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
restare Latin (lat)
*ros- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
rester Old French (fro) To remain, be left over. To rest. To stay.
*ras- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
reste Old French (fro)
*rastō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Rest.
rest Old English (ang) Rest. Resting place; bed.
reste Middle English (enm) Rest.
rest English (eng) (countable) Any object designed to be used to support something else.. (countable) Any relief from exertion; a state of quiet and relaxation.. (dated) A set or game at tennis.. (euphemistic, uncountable) A final position after death.. (music, countable) A pause of a specified length in a piece of music.. (music, countable) A written symbol indicating such a pause in a musical score such as [...]

Words with the same origin as rest

Descendants of restare
arrest arresting
Descendants of *ros-
barn restless restroom