respiracioun etymology

Middle English word respiracioun comes from Latin spirare, Latin re-, Dutch respirare, and later Latin respiratio (Breathing, respiration. Exhaling.)

Detailed word origin of respiracioun

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
spirare 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.
respirare Dutch (nld)
respiro Latin (lat) (intransitive) I breathe, respire.. (intransitive, figuratively) I abate, diminish, cease.. (intransitive, figuratively) I recover breath; recover, revive.. (transitive) I blow or breathe back; breathe out, exhale.
respiratio Latin (lat) Breathing, respiration. Exhaling.
respiracioun Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as respiracioun

Descendants of re-
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