reward etymology

Middle English word reward comes from French garder, Old French warder ((Old Northern French, Anglo-Norman).), French reconqueste, Old French re- (Re- (again; once more).), Old French guarder (To look at. To protect; to guard.)

Detailed word origin of reward

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
garder French (fra) (pronominal) to be careful (de faire not to do). (transitive) to guard. (transitive) to keep; to retain; to store; to save.
warder Old French (fro) (Old Northern French, Anglo-Norman).
reconqueste French (fra)
re- Old French (fro) Re- (again; once more).
guarder Old French (fro) To look at. To protect; to guard.
rewarder Old French (fro)
reward Anglo-Norman (xno)
reguarder Old French (fro) To look at. To watch.
regard Old French (fro) Look; observance; watching (act, instance of looking at). Payment. Reward.
rewarde Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as reward

Descendants of garder
Descendants of warder
Descendants of re-
rabeten re- regraten regreten regretten renoun repentaunt replenisshen retornen returnen
Descendants of guarder