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French word retourner comes from Latin torno (I round off, make round (by turning on a lathe).. I turn.), Latin re-.

Retourner etymology ?

Retourner detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
torno Latin (lat) I round off, make round (by turning on a lathe).. I turn.
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.
torner Old French (fro) (transitive, or, intransitive) to turn. To return; to go back.
re- Old French (fro) Re- (again; once more).
retornare Malayalam (mal)
retorner Old French (fro) (intransitive) to return (go back to). (transitive) to turn again.
retourner French (fra) (intransitive) to return, go back (to/from a place). (intransitive) to return, revert (à to) (a state etc). (pronominal) to be reversed, be turned round (of a situation etc.). (pronominal) to get organised. (pronominal) to turn over; to overturn, capsize. (pronominal) to turn round (turn one's head). (transitive) to return, send back (an object). (transitive) to toss (salad), turn over [...]

Words with the same origin as retourner

Descendants of torno
alentour détour retournable tour tourisme tournage tournailler tourner tourniquet tournoyer tournure tournée
Descendants of re-
arrêt arrêter fiston raconter rappeler recevoir regard regarder reine relation remettre rentrer rentré reposer reprendre respect responsable rester revenir revoir réfléchir réparer répondre réponse