Resist etymology


English word resist comes from Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) resister (To resist.)

Etymology of resist

Detailed word origin of resist

Dictionary entry Language Definition
resister Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm) To resist.
resistre Anglo-Norman (xno)
resist English (en) A protective coating or covering. (intransitive) To oppose.. (transitive) To attempt to counter the actions or effects of.. (transitive) To withstand the actions of.. (transitive, obsolete) To be distasteful to.

Words with the same origin as resist

Descendants of resister