Recess etymology


English word recess comes from Latin re-, Latin cess-, and later Latin recessus (Recess. Retreat.)

Etymology of recess

Detailed word origin of recess

Dictionary entry Language Definition
re- Latin (lat) Again; prefix added to various words to indicate an action being done again, or like the other usages indicated above under English.. Back, backwards.
cess- Latin (lat)
recedere Latin (lat)
recessum Latin (lat)
recessus Latin (lat) Recess. Retreat.
recess English (en) (intransitive) To take or declare a break.. (transitive, informal) To appoint, with a recess appointment.. To inset into something, or to recede.. To make a recess in. (US) A time of play, usually, on a playground.. (archaic) A place of retirement, retreat, secrecy, or seclusion.. (archaic) A withdrawing or retiring; a moving back; retreat.. (archaic) The state of being withdrawn; seclusion; [...]