Accent etymology


English word accent comes from Latin ad ((direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.), Latin cantus (Song, chant, singing, incantation.)

Etymology of accent

Detailed word origin of accent

Dictionary entry Language Definition
ad Latin (lat) (direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.
cantus Latin (lat) Song, chant, singing, incantation.
accino Latin (lat) I sing to.
accentus Latin (lat) (figuratively) intensity, violence. (phonology) accent, tone, accentuation. A blast, signal.
accento Latin (lat)
accenter Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
accenter Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
accent English (en) (transitive) To express the accent of vocally; to utter with accent.. (transitive) To mark emphatically; to emphasize; to accentuate; to make prominent.. (transitive) To mark with written accents.

Words with the same origin as accent