Rescue etymology


English word rescue comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) rescorre (To rescue.)

Etymology of rescue

Detailed word origin of rescue

Dictionary entry Language Definition
rescorre Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To rescue.
rescouen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
rescue English (en) A liberation, freeing.. A rescuee.. A special airliner flight to bring home passengers who are stranded. An act or episode of rescuing, saving.. The forcible ending of a siege; liberation from similar military peril (figuratively) To achieve something positive under difficult conditions.. (figuratively) To remove or withdraw from a state of exposure to evil and sin.. To deliver by arms, [...]