English word tempt comes from Latin tempto, Latin tenere (Tenderly, lovingly.).
Tempt detailed word origin explanation
|tempto || Latin (lat) ||I handle, touch. I test the strength; I make an attack upon. I test, try, attempt. I urge, incite, rouse. |
|tenere || Latin (lat) ||Tenderly, lovingly. |
|tempter || Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) ||To tempt; to act as a temptation. |
|tempten || Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) ||To tempt. |
|tempt || English (eng) ||(transitive) To attract; to allure.. (transitive) To provoke someone to do wrong, especially by promising a reward; to entice.. (transitive) To provoke something; to court. |