Repeat etymology


English word repeat comes from Latin petere, Latin re-, and later Old French (842-ca. 1400) repeter (To repeat; to say multiple times.)

Etymology of repeat

Detailed word origin of repeat

Dictionary entry Language Definition
petere Latin (lat)
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.
repeto Latin (lat) I attack again. I recommence, resume, renew or repeat an action. I recount. I return, demand recompense.
repeter Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To repeat; to say multiple times.
repeat English (en) (legal, Scotland) To repay or refund (an excess received).. (obsolete) To make trial of again; to undergo or encounter again.. (procedure word, military) To call in a previous artillery fire mission with the same ammunition and method either on the coordinates or adjusted either because destruction of the target was insufficient or missed.. (transitive) To echo the words of (a person).. [...]

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