Attempt etymology


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

Etymology of attempt

Detailed word origin of attempt

Dictionary entry Language Definition
ad Latin (lat) (direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.
tempto Latin (lat) I handle, touch. I test the strength; I make an attack upon. I test, try, attempt. I urge, incite, rouse.
attentare Latin (lat)
atempter Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
attempt English (en) An assault or attack, especially an assassination attempt. [1580]. The action of trying at something. [1530] (archaic) To attack; to make an effort or attack upon; to try to take by force.. (archaic) To try to win, subdue, or overcome.. (obsolete) To try to move, by entreaty, by afflictions, or by temptations; to tempt.. To try.

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