combat (n.)

1560s, from Middle French combat (16c.), from combattre (see combat (v.)).

combat (v.)

1560s, from Middle French combat (16c.), from Old French combattre (12c.), from Late Latin combattere, from Latin com "with (each other)," see com-, + battuere "to beat, fight" (see batter (v.)). Related: Combated; combating; combatted; combatting.

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