finishyoudaoicibaDictgodict[finish 词源字典]
finish: [14] The Latin verb *fīnīre, a derivative of fīnis ‘end, limit’, signified ‘limit’ as well as ‘complete’, but it is the latter which has come down to English via feniss-, the stem of Old French fenir. The Latin past participle, fīnītus, gave English finite [15].
=> final, finance, fine, finite[finish etymology, finish origin, 英语词源]
finish (v.)youdaoicibaDictgodict
late 14c., "to bring to an end;" mid-15c., "to come to an end" (intransitive), from Old French finiss-, present participle stem of fenir "stop, finish, come to an end; die" (13c.), from Latin finire "to limit, set bounds; put an end to; come to an end," from finis "that which divides, a boundary, border," figuratively "a limit, an end, close, conclusion; an extremity, highest point; greatest degree," which is of unknown origin, perhaps related to figere "to fasten, fix" (see fix (v.)). Meaning "to kill, terminate the existence of" is from 1755.
finish (n.)youdaoicibaDictgodict
1779, "that which finishes or gives completion," from finish (v.). Meaning "the end" is from 1790. Finish line attested from 1873.