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Etymology of the English word exercise

the English word exercise
derived from the Old French word exercice
derived from the Latin word exercitium (exercise; training; practice)
derived from the Latin word exercitus (army, infantry; swarm)
derived from the Latin word exercere (exercise, train, drill)
using the Latin prefix ex-
derived from the Late Latin word ex (out)
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *eghs
derived from the Latin word arcere (keep away, protect; ward, keep off, away)
derived from the French word exercise
derived from the Latin word exercitium (exercise; training; practice)
derived from the Latin word exercitus (army, infantry; swarm)
derived from the Latin word exercere (exercise, train, drill)
using the Latin prefix ex-
derived from the Late Latin word ex (out)
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *eghs
derived from the Latin word arcere (keep away, protect; ward, keep off, away)

Date

The earliest known usage of exercise in English dates from the 14th century.

Derivations in English

dancercise, exerciser, jazzercise, exercised, exercising

Cognates

Dutch exerceren, French exercer, German exerzieren, Italian esercere, Norwegian eksersere, Spanish exercer, Swedish exercera

Usage

Word found in Modern English



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