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