rest etymology

English word rest comes from Latin sto, Latin re-, Proto-Indo-European *ros-, and later Proto-Germanic *rastō (Rest.)

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Detailed word origin of rest

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sto Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) I [currently] am (feel). (Medieval Latin) I am [located at]. I stand. I stay, remain.
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.
*ros- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ras- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
restare Latin (lat)
*rastō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Rest.
rester Old French (fro) To remain, be left over. To rest. To stay.
rest Old English (ang) Rest. Resting place; bed.
reste Old French (fro)
rest Middle English (enm)
rest English (eng) (obsolete) To remain. (UK, finance) A surplus held as a reserved fund by a bank to equalize its dividends, etc.; in the Bank of England, the balance of assets above liabilities.. (uncountable) That which remains.. Those not included in a proposition or description; the remainder; others.

Words with the same origin as rest

Descendants of sto
arrest constant constitution cost distance distant establish established estate instance instant institute institution prostitute stable stage state statement states station statue status stay stayed
Descendants of re-
rain reaction receive recognize record regret relationship relax remain remember remove repeat reputation request rescue research respect responsibility responsible return revolution reward ship
Descendants of *ros-
barn restless restroom