absteinen etymology

Middle English word absteinen comes from Latin abstineo, and later Old French abstenir (To abstain from; to not participate in.)

Detailed word origin of absteinen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
abstineo Latin (lat) (with non) I allow (Example: Se ita dicere non abstinuit. "He allowed himself to speak so/in that way."). I abstain.. I keep, stay off or away, hold at a distance, avoid.
abstenir Old French (fro) To abstain from; to not participate in.
abstene Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as absteinen

Descendants of abstineo
absteine abstenen absteynen abstinent