Suffer etymology


English word suffer comes from Latin fero, Latin sub, Latin sub- (Sub-.)

Etymology of suffer

Detailed word origin of suffer

Dictionary entry Language Definition
fero Latin (lat) I bear, carry. I cast (a vote); pass or ratify (a law). I report. I suffer, endure. I support, hold up.
sub Latin (lat) (with ablative) about, around (time). (with ablative) at the feet of. (with ablative) behind. (with ablative) under, beneath. (with ablative) within, during. (with accusative) under, up to, up under, close to (of a motion). (with accusative) until, before, up to, about.
sub- Latin (lat) Sub-.
suffero Latin (lat) I bear or carry under; put or lay under.. I bear, endure, suffer, undergo.. I hold up, bear, support, sustain.. I offer, proffer.
suffrir Anglo-Norman (xno)
*sufferio Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) I suffer.
sofrir Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To suffer (endure pain/discomfort).
suffren Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
suffer English (en) (intransitive) To become worse.. (intransitive) To feel pain.. (intransitive) To undergo hardship.. (transitive) To endure, undergo.. (transitive, archaic) To allow.