restringir etymology

Portuguese word restringir comes from Latin stringo (I press, tighten, compress.. I unsheath.), Latin re-

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Detailed word origin of restringir

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
stringo Latin (lat) I press, tighten, compress.. I unsheath.
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.
restringo Latin (lat) (figuratively) I restrain, confine, restrict.. I draw back tightly, bind back or fast, tighten.. I unfasten, unclose, open.
restringir Portuguese (por) To restrict; to restrain; to limit.