treat etymology

English word treat comes from Latin -to (Forms frequentative verbs from existing verbs.)

Detailed word origin of treat

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-to Latin (lat) Forms frequentative verbs from existing verbs.
trahere Latin (lat)
traiter Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
treter Anglo-Norman (xno)
treten Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
treat English (eng) (intransitive) To discourse; to handle a subject in writing or speaking; to conduct a discussion. [from 14th c.]. (intransitive) To negotiate, discuss terms, bargain (for or with). [from 13th c.]. (transitive) To care for medicinally or surgically; to apply medical care to. [from 18th c.]. (transitive) To discourse on; to represent or deal with in a particular way, in writing or speaking. [...]

Words with the same origin as treat

Descendants of -to
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