The word “nurse” is derived from the Latin word nutrire which means "to nourish." The word nurse also has its roots in another Latin noun, nutrix which means "nursing mother," often referring to a wet nurse (a woman who breast fed her babies).
The French term nourrice is also referred to a woman who suckled a child. The term was first used in English in the 13th century. As time went on other dimensions were added to its meaning throughout the evolution of the word.
By the 16th century... Read More →