vanquish

vanquish
vanquish (v.) early 14c., from O.Fr. venquis (past tense), and vencus (p.p.), from veintre "defeat," from L. vincere "defeat" (see VICTOR (Cf. victor)). Influenced in Middle English by M.Fr. vainquiss-, present stem of vainquir "conquer," from O.Fr. vainkir, alteration of veintre. Related: Vanquished; vanquishing.

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