attentif etymology

French word attentif comes from Latin ad ((direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.), Latin attineo, Latin tendere, Latin tendo

Detailed word origin of attentif

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ad Latin (lat) (direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.
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.
tendere Latin (lat)
tendo Latin (lat) I pitch (a tent).. I proceed.. I stretch, stretch out, distend, extend.. I strive for; I reach for.
attendo Latin (lat) I direct or turn toward.. I pay attention, attend (to).
attentif Old French (fro)
attentif French (fra) Attentive. Careful (cautious).

Words with the same origin as attentif

Descendants of ad
accès acheter affaire affronter afin aller alliance allée alors amener apporter après arrive arrière asseoir assez assis atteindre attendre attention avenir aventure dos dossier à
Descendants of attineo
Descendants of tendere
contentieux contention détente entendeur entente intense intensif tendax tendon tendre tendu tenture
Descendants of tendo
content détendeur extension intention lisible ostensif prédictible prétentieux prétention réfrangibilité submersible tancer tension tente traduisible étendu