vengeance etymology

English word vengeance comes from Latin vindicare, and later Old French vengier (To avenge, to take revenge (upon).)

Detailed word origin of vengeance

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
vindicare Latin (lat)
vengier Old French (fro) To avenge, to take revenge (upon).
venjance Old French (fro) Revenge; vengeance.
vengeaunce Anglo-Norman (xno)
vengeance English (eng) Desire for revenge.. Revenge taken for an insult, injury, or other wrong.

Words with the same origin as vengeance

Descendants of vindicare
avenge