From Old French enterrer, from Vulgar Latin *interrāre (“to put in earth”), from in- + terra (“earth”). Cognates include Spanish/Portuguese/Galician/Catalan enterrar (“to inter, to bury”), Italian interrare (“to plant, to dig in”).
- The spellings intering (for interring) and intered (for interred) exist as well, but are much less common.
From Proto-Indo-European *h₁enter (“between”). Cognates include Sanskrit अन्तर् (antár, “between, within, into”), Oscan 𐌀𐌍𐌕𐌄𐌓 (anter, “between”), Old Irish eter (“between”) and Old High German untar (“between”).
inter + accusative