alert
alert (adv.) "on the watch," 1590s, from Fr. alerte "vigilant" (17c.), from phrase à l'erte "on the watch," from It. all'erta "to the height," from erta "lookout, high tower," orig. fem. of erto, pp. of ergere "raise up," from L. erigere "raise" (see ERECT (Cf. erect)). The adjective is attested from 1610s, the noun from 1803, and the verb from 1868. Related: Alerted; alerting.

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