Other Word Forms of Staunch
Origin of Staunch
Middle English staunche from Anglo-Norman estaunche from estaunchier to stanch variant of Old French estanchier stanch1
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French estanchier (“to stanch"), from Vulgar Latin *stanticāre (“to stop"), from Latin stāre, present active infinitive of stō (“I stand").
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