apprendre etymology

French word apprendre comes from Latin prehendo, and later Old French aprendre (To educate. To learn. To teach.)

Detailed word origin of apprendre

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
prehendo Latin (lat) (figuratively, rare, of the mind) I seize, apprehend, comprehend, grasp. (of trees) I take root. (poetic) I reach, arrive at, attain. (poetic) I take in, reach or embrace with the eye. I detain someone in order to speak with him, accost, lay or catch hold of. I lay hold of, seize, grasp, grab, snatch, take, catch. I take by surprise, catch in the act.
apprehendo Latin (lat) I embrace, include.. I grasp with the mind, understand, comprehend.. I lay hold upon, grasp, seize, grab, take, take hold of; apprehend, arrest.. I take possession of, seize, secure, obtain.
apprendere Latin (lat)
apprendo Late Latin (LL)
aprendre Old French (fro) To educate. To learn. To teach.
apprendre Middle French (frm) To learn.
apprendre French (fra) To learn. To teach.

Words with the same origin as apprendre

Descendants of prehendo
apprenable appris appréhender appréhension compris compréhensible compréhensif compréhension grand prix pren- prendre preneur pris prise prison prix prix fixe préhensile préhension repris réapprentisage répréhensible répréhension surpris