Arrest etymology


English word arrest comes from Latin resto (I remain. I stand firm; I stay behind.), Latin ad- (To.), Vulgar Latin *arresto

Etymology of arrest

Detailed word origin of arrest

Dictionary entry Language Definition
resto Latin (lat) I remain. I stand firm; I stay behind.
ad- Latin (lat) To.
*arresto Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*arrestare Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*arrestāre Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*arresto Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) I cause to stop.
arrester Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
arrest English (en) (obsolete, intransitive) To stay, remain. [14th-16th c.]. (obsolete, transitive) To stop the motion of (a person or animal). [14th-19th c.]. (transitive) To catch the attention of. [from 19th c.]. (transitive) To seize (someone) with the authority of the law; to take into legal custody. [from 14th c.]. (transitive) To stop or slow (a process, course etc.). [from 14th c.] (farriery) A [...]

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