Visit etymology


English word visit comes from Proto-Italic *weissō (Go to see, intend to see.)

Etymology of visit

Detailed word origin of visit

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*weissō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Go to see, intend to see.
videre Latin (lat) :.
visiter Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
visiten Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
visit English (en) (transitive) Of God: to appear to (someone) to comfort, bless, or chastise or punish them. (Now generally merged into later senses, below.) [from 13th c.]. (transitive) Of a sickness, misfortune etc.: to afflict (someone). [from 14th c.]. (transitive) To go to (a place) for pleasure, on an errand, etc. [from 15th c.]. (transitive) To go to (a shrine, temple etc.) for worship. (Now generally [...]

Words with the same origin as visit

Descendants of *weissō