staccato etymology

Italian word staccato comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) atachier ((transitive) to attach.)

Detailed word origin of staccato

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
atachier Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (transitive) to attach.
attach English (eng) (intransitive) To adhere; to be attached.. (obsolete) To take, seize, or lay hold of.. (obsolete, legal) To arrest, seize.. (transitive) To fasten, to join to (literally and figuratively).. To come into legal operation in connection with anything; to vest.. To connect, in a figurative sense; to ascribe or attribute; to affix; with to.. To win the heart of; to connect by ties of love or self- [...]
destachier Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To detach; to separate.
destacher Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm) To detach; to separate.
staccare Italian (ita) To distance or leave behind (a runner etc). To knock off (work (intransitive)). To remove, take or take down (from). To separate or divide. To tear out (pages from a book). To uncouple (a train). To unyoke or unharness (draught animals).
staccato Italian (ita) Staccato (sports) outdistanced. Disjointed, disunited, separate. Loose (pages in a book).

Words with the same origin as staccato

Descendants of atachier