Origin of the word: ABANDON
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With the same roots:
- Abandonar (Español)
- Abandonar (Português)
- Abandonner (Français)
- Abbandonare (Italiano)
With another roots:
- Verlassen (Deutsch): ver- (out) + lassen (to leave).
- Old French (mettre) a bandon: (mettre [put]) + a (to, under) + bandon (jurisdiction, power).
The Old French word bandon, as well as the English word ban, was related to:
- Old English bannan: to summon by proclamation; to proclaim.
- Old High German bannan: to command.
- Old Norse banna: to forbid.
- Lat. bannum: decree, proclamation, edict.
- Gr. φάναι (‘pha·nai): to say.
- Present: To leave a place, thing or person forever; to stop doing an activity before you have finished it (Cambridge Dictionary). Give up completely; cease to support or look after, desert; allow oneself to indulge in (Oxford Dictionary).
- Original: To give up to a public ban.