- to get revenge
Other Word Forms of Revenge
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Revenge
- be revenged
Origin of Revenge
From Middle French revenge, a derivation from Middle French revenger, from Old French revengier (possibly influenced by Old Provençal revènge (“revenge, comeback"), from Old Provençal revenir (“to come back")), a variant of Middle French revancher, from Old French revenchier. The variants Old French vengier (whence French venger) and Old French venchier are both descended from Latin vindicare, with stress-conditioned different parallel development in the inflectional forms. Compare avenge and vengeance.
Middle English revengen from Old French revengier re- re- vengier to take revenge (from Latin vindicāre to avenge) (from vindex vindic- avenger deik- in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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