Try etymology


English word try comes from Late Latin trito

Etymology of try

Detailed word origin of try

Dictionary entry Language Definition
trito Late Latin (LL)
*triare Latin (lat)
trier Old French (fro) (legal) to try (in court). To choose; to select. To find. To pull. To sort. To verify; to make sure of.
trier Anglo-Norman (xno)
trien Middle English (enm)
try English (en) (legal) To put on trial.. (nautical) To extract oil from blubber or fat; to melt down blubber to obtain oil. (nautical) To lie to in heavy weather under just sufficient sail to head into the wind.. (obsolete) To divide; to separate.. (obsolete) To do; to fare.. (one sort from another) To winnow; to sift; to pick out; frequently followed by out.. (slang, chiefly, _, AAVE, used with another [...]

Words with the same origin as try

Descendants of trito