Other Word Forms of Rinse
Origin of Rinse
From Middle English rinsen, rensen, rinshen, rencen (“to rinse"), partly from Old Norse hreinsa (“to rinse"); and partly from Middle French rincer (“to rinse, wash"), from Old French rinser, reinser (“to rinse"), Old Northern French raïncer, raïncier (“to rinse, cleanse"), from Old Norse hreinsa (“to rinse, cleanse"), from Proto-Germanic *hrainisōnÄ… (“to clean, purify"), from Proto-Indo-European *ker-, *kery-, *krÄ“y- (“to separate, divide"). Cognate with Danish rense (“to purify"), Norwegian rense (“to cleanse"), Swedish rensa (“to purge, clear, wipe clean"), Old High German reinisōn (“to clean, purify, atone"), German rein (“pure, clean"), Gothic 𐌷𐍂𐌰𐌹𐌽𐍃 (hrains, “clean"). More at riddle.
Middle English rincen from Old French rincier from Vulgar Latin recentiāre from Latin recēns recent- fresh recent
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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