rein etymology

Middle English word rein comes from Latin teneo, Proto-Germanic *regnaz (Rain.), Latin regem, Proto-Italic *rēginā (Queen.), Latin re-

Detailed word origin of rein

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
teneo Latin (lat) (of laws) I am binding on; bind, hold, obligate. (reflexive) I keep back, remain, stay, hold position. I comprise, contain, include, hold. I hold fast, restrain, detain, check, control; bind, fetter. I hold, have; grasp. I insist, uphold. I know, grasp, understand, conceive. I possess, occupy, control. I reach, attain; gain, acquire, obtain. I recollect, retain knowledge of, remember, bear [...]
*regnaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Rain.
regem Latin (lat)
*rēginā Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Queen.
re- Latin (lat) Again; prefix added to various words to indicate an action being done again, or like the other usages indicated above under English.. Back, backwards.
reġn Old English (ang)
regn Old English (ang) Rain.
retineo Latin (lat) I hold fast, maintain, preserve, protect, guard, retain.. I hold in check, repress, check, stop, stay.. I keep or hold back, detain, restrain, retain, confine, contain; delay.
regina Latin (lat) (Later Latin, chess) queen. Princess. Queen.
*retina Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*retina Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) rein.
resne Old French (fro) Rein (for an animal).
reine Old French (fro)
reyn Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as rein

Descendants of teneo
absteinen abstenen absteynen abstinent apperteinen contencion continuel retencioun retenue reyn reyne tente
Descendants of *regnaz
reinbowe reinboȝe ren renboge reȝn
Descendants of re-
rabeten re- redimer redolent regraten regreten regretten rejecten remedie remembren remewen repairen repellen replien resolven respiracioun respounse retornen retracten returnen reveue revolven reward