repellen etymology

Middle English word repellen comes from Latin pulsare, Latin re-, Latin pellere

Detailed word origin of repellen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
pulsare Latin (lat)
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.
pellere Latin (lat)
repello Latin (lat) (figuratively) I drive away, reject, remove, discard; keep off, hold back, ward off, repulse.. (figuratively) I reject, refuse, refute, confute, repel.. I drive, push or thrust back or away; reject, repulse, repel.
repeller Old French (fro)
repellen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as repellen

Descendants of re-
rabeten re- redimer redolent regraten regreten regretten rejecten remedie remembren remewen repairen replien resolven respiracioun respounse retencioun retornen retracten returnen reveue revolven reward reyne
Descendants of pellere
compellen