intendere etymology

Italian word intendere comes from Latin tendo, Latin tendere, Latin ingratus (Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.)

Detailed word origin of intendere

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tendo Latin (lat) I pitch (a tent).. I proceed.. I stretch, stretch out, distend, extend.. I strive for; I reach for.
tendere Latin (lat)
ingratus Latin (lat) Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.
intendo Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) I obey (+ dative). (New Latin) I understand. I aim, turn, direct.. I intend to. I stretch out, stretch, strain.. I turn my attention to, focus (on).
intendere Italian (ita) (transitive) to hear. (transitive) to listen, heed. (transitive) to mean, intend. (transitive) to understand, grasp, see.

Words with the same origin as intendere

Descendants of tendo
attendere attento attenzione contento intenso intento intenzione pretendere stendere steso tensione teso
Descendants of tendere
Descendants of ingratus