rest etymology

English word rest comes from Latin resto (I remain. I stand firm; I stay behind.), Latin ad- (To.), Vulgar Latin *arresto, Old French arest (Delay; hesitation.)

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Detailed word origin of rest

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
resto Latin (lat) I remain. I stand firm; I stay behind.
ad- Latin (lat) To.
*arresto Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
arest Old French (fro) Delay; hesitation.
*arrestare Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*arrestāre Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*arresto Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) I cause to stop.
arester Old French (fro) (transitive and intransitive) to stop.
arresten Middle English (enm)
arrest English (eng) (farriery) A scurfiness of the back part of the hind leg of a horse.. (legal) The process of arresting a criminal, suspect etc.. (nautical) The judicial detention of a ship to secure a financial claim against its operators.. (obsolete) Any seizure by power, physical or otherwise.. A check, stop, an act or instance of arresting something.. A confinement, detention, as after an arrest.. A [...]
rest English (eng) (obsolete) To arrest.

Words with the same origin as rest

Descendants of resto
arrest arresting restless restroom
Descendants of ad-
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