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You are viewing the etymology of tend meaning: (Verb) (obsolete) To await; to expect.. (obsolete) To be attentive to; to note carefully; to attend to.. (transitive, nautical) To manage (an anchored vessel) when the tide turns, to prevent it from [...](obsolete) To await; to expect.. (obsolete) To be attentive to; to note carefully; to attend to.. (transitive, nautical) To manage (an anchored vessel) when the tide turns, to prevent it from [...]. 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) (obsolete) To await; to expect.. (obsolete) To be attentive to; to note carefully; to attend to.. (transitive, nautical) To manage (an anchored vessel) when the tide turns, to prevent it from entangling the cable when swinging.. (with to) To look after (e.g. an ill person.) [from the early 14th c.]. To accompany as an assistant or protector; to care for the wants of; to look after; to watch; [...]

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