combat (v.) Look up combat at Dictionary.com
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.
combat (n.) Look up combat at Dictionary.com
1560s, from Middle French combat (16c.), from combattre (see combat (v.)).