rest etymology

English word rest comes from Proto-Indo-European *res-, and later Proto-Germanic *rastō (Rest.)

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Detailed word origin of rest

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*res- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) rest, roo, to shout, speak
*rastō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Rest.
*rastijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To rest, be at rest.
restan Old English (ang) To rest.
resten Middle English (enm)
rest English (eng) (intransitive) To be free from that which harasses or disturbs; be quiet or still; be undisturbed.. (intransitive) To cease from action, motion, work, or performance of any kind; stop; desist; be without motion.. (intransitive) To come to a pause or an end; end.. (intransitive) To lie dormant.. (intransitive) To rely or depend on.. (intransitive) To sleep the final sleep; sleep in death; [...]

Words with the same origin as rest

Descendants of *res-
barn restless restroom