Attentive etymology


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

Etymology of attentive

Detailed word origin of attentive

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.
tendere Latin (lat)
tendo Latin (lat) I pitch (a tent).. I proceed.. I stretch, stretch out, distend, extend.. I strive for; I reach for.
attendo Latin (lat) I direct or turn toward.. I pay attention, attend (to).
attentif Old French (fro)
attentive English (en) Courteous; mindful.. Paying attention; noticing, watching, listening, or attending closely.

Words with the same origin as attentive

Descendants of attineo


Descendants of tendere

intend intense