stress etymology

English word stress comes from Proto-Indo-European *streng-

Detailed word origin of stress

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*streng- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) stiff, tight
stringere Latin (lat)
destresse Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
stress English (eng) (Scotland, legal) distress; the act of distraining; also, the thing distrained.. (biology) A physical, chemical, infective agent aggressing an organism.. (biology) Aggression toward an organism resulting in a response in an attempt to restore previous conditions.. (countable, physics) Force externally applied to a body which cause internal stress within the body.. (countable, physics) The [...]

Words with the same origin as stress

Descendants of *streng-
distress district prestigious restrain restraint restricted strain strength strengthen strengths stressed stressful strict string strong stronger strongest stronghold