Insist etymology


English word insist comes from Latin sisto, Latin ingratus (Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.)

Etymology of insist

Detailed word origin of insist

Dictionary entry Language Definition
sisto Latin (lat) (intransitive) I place myself; I stand.. (intransitive) I stand still; I halt; I stand firm.. (intransitive, legal) I appear in court.. (transitive) I cause to stand; I set; I place.. (transitive, legal) I cause to appear in court.
ingratus Latin (lat) Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.
insisto Latin (lat) (figuratively, with dative or accusative) I set about, devote or apply myself to, set to work (on).. (figuratively, with dative or infinitive) I persevere, continue, persist in. (figuratively, with dative) I press upon, urge.. (intransitive) I halt, pause, stop, stand still; pause in thought, dwell upon, hesitate, doubt.. (transitive) I set foot, stand, tread or press on or upon something.. [...]
insister Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
insist English (en) (obsolete, chiefly, geometry) To stand (on); to rest (upon); to lean (upon).. (sometimes, with on or upon or (that + subjunctive)) To demand continually that something happen or be done.. (with on or upon or (that + ordinary verb form)) To hold up a claim emphatically.

Words with the same origin as insist

Descendants of sisto

assist consistent exist existence