Reference Entry

rest

Julia Cresswell

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

Second edition

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199547920
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191727801
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[OE]

In the sense ‘to stop working or moving’, rest is an Old English word from a root meaning ‘league’

Reference Entry.  115 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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