Request etymology


English word request comes from Latin requiro (I require, seek, ask for, request, need or miss.)

Etymology of request

Detailed word origin of request

Dictionary entry Language Definition
requiro Latin (lat) I require, seek, ask for, request, need or miss.
requisitus Latin (lat)
*requæsita Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
requeste Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Request; demand.
request English (en) (obsolete) That which is asked for or requested.. A formal message requesting something.. Act of requesting (with the adposition at in the presence of possessives, and on in their absence).. Condition of being sought after. (transitive) to ask somebody to do something. (transitive) to express the need or desire for.

Words with the same origin as request

Descendants of requiro