Attention etymology


English word attention comes from Latin ad ((direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.), Latin attineo, Latin -tione, Latin tendere, Latin tendo

Etymology of attention

Detailed word origin of attention

Dictionary entry Language Definition
ad Latin (lat) (direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.
attineo Latin (lat) (used impersonally) I am useful or important.. (used impersonally) I belong somewhere, pertain or relate to, concern.. I bring or hold to or near.. I hold fast, keep, detain, hold back, delay.. I hold possession of, retain, occupy, preserve, keep, guard.. I stretch or reach out to.
-tione Latin (lat)
tendere Latin (lat)
tendo Latin (lat) I pitch (a tent).. I proceed.. I stretch, stretch out, distend, extend.. I strive for; I reach for.
attenta Latin (lat)
attentio Latin (lat) Attention, attentiveness.
attencioun Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
attention English (en) (countable) An action or remark expressing concern for or interest in someone or something, especially romantic interest.. (uncountable) mental focus.. (uncountable, military) A state of alertness in the standing position. (Discuss([/Wiktionary:Tea_room/2018/March?action=edit&section=new&preloadtitle=%5B%5Battention%5D%5D +]) this sense) (military) Used as a command to bring soldiers to the [...]

Words with the same origin as attention

Descendants of attineo

attendance attentive

Descendants of tendere

intend intense