suffer etymology

English word suffer comes from Latin fero, Latin sub, Latin sub- (Sub-.)

Detailed word origin of suffer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fero Latin (lat) I bear, carry. I cast (a vote); pass or ratify (a law). I report. I suffer, endure. I support, hold up.
sub Latin (lat) (with ablative) about, around (time). (with ablative) at the feet of. (with ablative) behind. (with ablative) under, beneath. (with ablative) within, during. (with accusative) under, up to, up under, close to (of a motion). (with accusative) until, before, up to, about.
sub- Latin (lat) Sub-.
suffero Latin (lat) I bear or carry under; put or lay under.. I bear, endure, suffer, undergo.. I hold up, bear, support, sustain.. I offer, proffer.
suffrir Anglo-Norman (xno)
*sufferio Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) I suffer.
sofrir Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To suffer (endure pain/discomfort).
suffren Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
suffer English (eng) (intransitive) To become worse.. (intransitive) To feel pain.. (intransitive) To undergo hardship.. (transitive) To endure, undergo.. (transitive, archaic) To allow.

Words with the same origin as suffer

Descendants of fero
cluster difference different fertile jinx majority offer parliament prefer refer reference relate relation relations relationship relative ship suffering suspend transfer transferred translate translation translator
Descendants of sub
souvenir succeed success successful succession sudden suffice sufficient suffocate suggest suggestion summon summons support suppress surrogate suspect suspicion
Descendants of sub-
assume presumably presume resume resurrection source subject substance substantial subtle supply suppose surge suspension sustain