strain etymology

English word strain comes from Latin stringo (I press, tighten, compress.. I unsheath.)

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Detailed word origin of strain

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
stringo Latin (lat) I press, tighten, compress.. I unsheath.
strictus Latin (lat)
estreindre Old French (fro) To strain (stretch tightly).
streynen Middle English (enm)
strain English (eng) (intransitive) To percolate; to be filtered.. (obsolete) To hold tightly, to clasp.. (transitive) To separate solid from liquid by passing through a strainer or colander. To act upon, in any way, so as to cause change of form or volume, as when bending a beam.. To apply a force or forces to by stretching out.. To damage by drawing, stretching, or the exertion of force.. To exert or struggle [...]

Words with the same origin as strain

Descendants of stringo
distress district prestigious restrain restraint restricted stress stressed stressful strict