when and how did the word “retirement” become what it is today? Wouldn’ retire mean to get tired again like rehire means to hire again.
Middle French retirer, from re- + tirer to draw
It comes from the French word for “withdraw.” Its first cited usage, in the sense of “to withdraw from office or an official position; to give up one’s business or occupation in order to enjoy more leisure or freedom (esp. after having made a competence or earned a pension),” dates from Pepys’ diary (1667).
Earlier uses meaning “to withdraw to or into a place (or way of life) for the sake of seclusion, shelter, or security” date from about a century prior to that.
The verb tire, meaning to become exhausted, comes instead from Old or Middle English (it’s unclear).
If some one tires me more than once I can say “You are re-tiring”
If some one treats me to ice cream I can say “will you re-treat me?”
In Spanish “tirar” (1140) means to pull or draw and the word s common to other romance languages. retirar dates to 1570