prehendo etymology

Latin word prehendo comes from Ancient Greek χανδάνω

Detailed word origin of prehendo

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
χανδάνω Ancient Greek (grc)
*gʰed- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
prehendo Latin (lat) (figuratively, rare, of the mind) I seize, apprehend, comprehend, grasp. (of trees) I take root. (poetic) I reach, arrive at, attain. (poetic) I take in, reach or embrace with the eye. I detain someone in order to speak with him, accost, lay or catch hold of. I lay hold of, seize, grasp, grab, snatch, take, catch. I take by surprise, catch in the act.

Words with the same origin as prehendo

Descendants of χανδάνω