reward etymology

English word reward comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) warder ((Old Northern French, Anglo-Norman).), Old French (842-ca. 1400) re- (Re- (again; once more).), French garder, French reconqueste, Old French (842-ca. 1400) guarder (To look at. To protect; to guard.)

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word reward. Currently you are viewing the etymology of reward with the meaning: (Noun) A prize promised for a certain deed or catch. Something of value given in return for an act.. The result of an action, whether good or bad.A prize promised for a certain deed or catch. Something of value given in return for an act.. The result of an action, whether good or bad

Detailed word origin of reward

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
warder Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (Old Northern French, Anglo-Norman).
re- Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Re- (again; once more).
garder French (fra) (pronominal) to be careful (de faire not to do). (transitive) to guard. (transitive) to keep; to retain; to store; to save.
reconqueste French (fra)
guarder Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To look at. To protect; to guard.
rewarder Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
reward Anglo-Norman (xno)
regarder Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
regard Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Look; observance; watching (act, instance of looking at). Payment. Reward.
rewarde Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
reward English (eng) A prize promised for a certain deed or catch. Something of value given in return for an act.. The result of an action, whether good or bad.

Words with the same origin as reward

Descendants of warder
occupational rewarding warden
Descendants of re-
disregard irrelevant reassure refresh regard regardless regret relevance relevant relief relieve remark remarkable repent reply request require research resemble resent resentment retail return
Descendants of guarder
bodyguard