Origin of Redeem
Recorded since c.1425, from Middle English redemen, modified from Middle English redemer, redimer, from Latin redimō (“release; obviate; atone for"), itself from re- (“back; again") + emō (“buy; gain, take, procure").
Middle English redemen from Old French redimer from Latin redimere re-, red- re- emere to buy em- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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