attention etymology

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

Detailed word origin of attention

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tendo Latin (lat) I pitch (a tent).. I proceed.. I stretch, stretch out, distend, extend.. I strive for; I reach for.
ad Latin (lat) (direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.
tendere Latin (lat)
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.
attenta Latin (lat)
attentio Latin (lat) Attention, attentiveness.
attention French (fra) Attention (concern for or interest in). Attention, (mental focus). Consideration, thoughtfulness. Vigilance Look out! watch out! careful!.

Words with the same origin as attention

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