Complain etymology


English word complain comes from Latin com-, Latin plangere

Etymology of complain

Detailed word origin of complain

Dictionary entry Language Definition
com- Latin (lat)
plangere Latin (lat)
complangere Malayalam (mal)
complaindre Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
complaynen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
complain English (en) (intransitive) To express feelings of pain, dissatisfaction, or resentment.. (intransitive) To make a formal accusation or bring a formal charge.. To creak or squeak, as a timber or wheel.

Words with the same origin as complain