resume etymology

English word resume comes from Latin sumo, Latin re-, and later Latin resumo (I recover. I resume. I take again; take back.)

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Detailed word origin of resume

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sumo Latin (lat) I adopt; borrow.. I buy, purchase.. I choose, select.. I exact satisfaction, inflict punishment.. I fascinate, charm.. I obtain, acquire, receive, get, take.. I take, take up, assume; seize; claim, arrogate.. I undertake, begin, enter upon.. I use, apply, employ, spend, consume.
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.
resumo Latin (lat) I recover. I resume. I take again; take back.
résumer French (fra) To summarize, to sum up.
résumé French (fra) Abstract (of an academic paper). Summary, résumé.
resume English (eng) (US) A summary of education and employment experience.

Words with the same origin as resume

Descendants of sumo
assume consume presumably presume résumé
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