suspend etymology

English word suspend comes from Latin pendere, Latin pendo, Latin sub- (Sub-.)

Detailed word origin of suspend

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
pendere Latin (lat)
pendo Latin (lat) (figuratively) I consider, ponder.. I pay.. I suspend, hang.. I weigh, weigh out.
sub- Latin (lat) Sub-.
suspendo Latin (lat) I hang up or suspend.
sospendre Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
suspend English (eng) (chemistry) To support in a liquid, as an insoluble powder, by stirring, to facilitate chemical action.. (obsolete) To make to depend.. (travel, aviation) To remove the value of an unused coupon from an air ticket, typically so as to allow continuation of the next sectors' travel.. To bring a solid substance, usually in powder form, into suspension in a liquid.. To debar, or cause to [...]

Words with the same origin as suspend

Descendants of pendere
depend indispensable pension spence suspension
Descendants of pendo
appendix compensate compensation expense expensive poison precious price priceless prize spend
Descendants of sub-
assume presumably presume resume resurrection source souvenir subject substance substantial subtle succeed suffer suffering sufficient suggest suggestion summon supply suppose surge suspect suspicion sustain