Tentare etymology


Latin word tentare comes from Proto-Indo-European *tengʰ-, and later Proto-Indo-European *tetóne (To be stretched, extended.)

Etymology of tentare

Detailed word origin of tentare

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*tengʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
tener Latin (lat) (poetic) erotic. Effeminate, sensitive. Soft, delicate, tender. Young, youthful.
*tn̥-eh₁-(ye)- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*tetóne Proto-Indo-European (ine) To be stretched, extended.
*tenēō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Hold.
tentatus Latin (lat)
tempto Latin (lat) I handle, touch. I test the strength; I make an attack upon. I test, try, attempt. I urge, incite, rouse.