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You are viewing the etymology of tend meaning: (Verb) (transitive, now, _, chiefly, _, dialectal) To kindle; ignite; set on fire; light; inflame; burn.(transitive, now, _, chiefly, _, dialectal) To kindle; ignite; set on fire; light; inflame; burn.. You may also see other English etymologies of tend.
English word tend comes from Latin attendere, Old English (ca. 450-1100) ontendan, Proto-Germanic *tinnaną (To burn.).

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Tend detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
attendere Latin (lat)
ontendan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*tinnaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To burn.
atendre Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To wait.
*tandijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To kindle, to light on fire.
tendan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) To kindle.
teenden Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
tend English (eng) (transitive, now, _, chiefly, _, dialectal) To kindle; ignite; set on fire; light; inflame; burn.

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