Redeem etymology


English word redeem comes from Latin emo, Latin re-

Etymology of redeem

Detailed word origin of redeem

Dictionary entry Language Definition
emo Latin (lat) (figuratively) I acquire, procure.. (transitive) I buy, purchase.
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.
redimere Latin (lat)
redimer Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
redemen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
redeem English (en) (archaic, transitive) To reclaim. (finance, transitive) To convert (some bond or security) into cash. (transitive) To clear, release from debt or blame. (transitive) To expiate, atone (for ...). (transitive) To liberate by payment of a ransom.. (transitive) To recover ownership of something by buying it back.. (transitive) To reform, change (for the better). (transitive) To repair, restore. [...]