Other Word Forms of Attrition
Origin of Attrition
Middle English attricioun regret, breaking from Old French attrition abrasion from Late Latin attrītiō attrītiōn- act of rubbing against from Latin attrītus past participle of atterere to rub against ad- against ad– terere to rub terə-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin attritio (“a rubbing against”), from the verb attritus, past participle of atterere (“to wear”), from ad- (“to, towards”) + terere (“to rub”).
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