tente etymology

Middle English word tente comes from Proto-Indo-European *tengʰ-, and later Proto-Italic *tendō (To stretch.)

Detailed word origin of tente

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*tengʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*tendō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) To stretch.
tener Latin (lat) (poetic) erotic. Effeminate, sensitive. Soft, delicate, tender. Young, youthful.
*tn̥tós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Stretched, extended.
tendo Latin (lat) I pitch (a tent).. I proceed.. I stretch, stretch out, distend, extend.. I strive for; I reach for.
*tentos Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
tensus Latin (lat)
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 [...]
tempto Latin (lat) I handle, touch. I test the strength; I make an attack upon. I test, try, attempt. I urge, incite, rouse.
tenter Middle French (frm)
tentus Latin (lat)
*tenta Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
tente Old French (fro) Tent, temporary hut or other similar building.
tente Middle English (enm)