reward etymology

English word reward comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) re- (Re- (again; once more).), Old French (842-ca. 1400) warder ((Old Northern French, Anglo-Norman).)

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Detailed word origin of reward

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
re- Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Re- (again; once more).
warder Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (Old Northern French, Anglo-Norman).
rewarder Anglo-Norman (xno)
rewarden Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
reward English (eng) (obsolete, transitive) To give (something) as a reward.. (transitive) To recompense.. (transitive) To give a reward to or for.

Words with the same origin as reward

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 rewarding
Descendants of warder
occupational warden