tent etymology

Middle English word tent comes from Latin attineo, and later Latin attentus (Attentive. Conscientious. Economical.)

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Detailed word origin of tent

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
attineo Latin (lat) (used impersonally) I am useful or important.. (used impersonally) I belong somewhere, pertain or relate to, concern.. I bring or hold to or near.. I hold fast, keep, detain, hold back, delay.. I hold possession of, retain, occupy, preserve, keep, guard.. I stretch or reach out to.
attentus Latin (lat) Attentive. Conscientious. Economical.
atente Old French (fro)
attent Middle English (enm)
tent Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as tent

Descendants of attineo
atenden attent tenden