Entertain etymology


English word entertain comes from Old French entre (Among; amongst.), Old French tenez

Etymology of entertain

Detailed word origin of entertain

Dictionary entry Language Definition
entre Old French (fro) Among; amongst.
tenez Old French (fro)
entretenir Old French (fro) (reflexive, s'entretenir) to support one another.
entertain English (en) (obsolete) Entertainment; pleasure.. (obsolete) Reception of a guest; welcome. (obsolete) To lead on; to bring along; to introduce.. (obsolete) To meet or encounter, as an enemy.. (obsolete) To take or keep in one's service; to maintain; to support; to harbour; to keep.. (transitive) To amuse (someone); to engage the attention of agreeably.. (transitive) To receive and take into [...]

Words with the same origin as entertain

Descendants of entre