cease (v.) Look up cease at Dictionary.com
c.1300, cesen, from Old French cesser "to come to an end, stop, cease; give up, desist," from Latin cessare "to cease, go slow, give over, leave off, be idle," frequentative of cedere (past participle cessus) "go away, withdraw, yield" (see cede). Related: Ceased; ceasing. Old English in this sense had geswican, blinnan.
cease (n.) Look up cease at Dictionary.com
"cessation, stopping," c.1300, from cease (n.) or else from Old French cesse "cease, cessation," from cesser.