rester etymology

French word rester comes from Latin sto, Latin re-, and later Latin resto (I remain. I stand firm; I stay behind.)

Detailed word origin of rester

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sto Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) I [currently] am (feel). (Medieval Latin) I am [located at]. I stand. I stay, remain.
re- Latin (lat) Again; prefix added to various words to indicate an action being done again, or like the other usages indicated above under English.. Back, backwards.
resto Latin (lat) I remain. I stand firm; I stay behind.
rester French (fra) (Louisiana French) to live. (intransitive) to stay. (rare) to rest. To remain, be left over. To stay, to remain (to continue to have a particular quality).

Words with the same origin as rester

Descendants of sto
arrêt arrêter c'est constater constitution coûter distance fût instant institut institution obstacle prêt prêter stable stage station statut établir étage étagère état été être ôter
Descendants of re-
fiston raconter rappeler recevoir regard regarder reine relation remettre rentrer rentré reposer reprendre respect responsable retourner revenir revoir réfléchir réparer répondre réponse