adresser etymology

French word adresser comes from Old French drescer, Old French a-

Detailed word origin of adresser

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
drescer Old French (fro)
a- Old French (fro) (by extension) indicating a change of state. Indicating movement towards something. Intensifying prefix.
adrecier Old French (fro) (reflexive, se adrecier) to stand up straight. (transitive) to correct. (transitive) to point in the right direction. (transitive) to straighten.
adresser French (fra) (reflexive, with à) to address. (transitive) to direct.

Words with the same origin as adresser

Descendants of a-
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