Assault etymology


English word assault comes from Latin salio, Latin ad ((direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.)

Etymology of assault

Detailed word origin of assault

Dictionary entry Language Definition
salio Latin (lat) (of male animals) I mount for copulation.. I leap, jump, bound.. I spring forth, flow down.
ad Latin (lat) (direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.
assilire Latin (lat)
assalio Latin (lat)
asaillir Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (transitive) to jump on.
asault Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
assault English (en) (criminal, _, legal) An attempt to commit battery: a violent attempt, or willful effort with force or violence, to do hurt to another, but without necessarily touching his person, as by lifting a fist in a threatening manner, or by striking at him and missing him.. (fencing) A non-competitive combat between two fencers.. (singulare tantum, legal) The crime whose action is such an attempt.. [...]

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