This word traces its roots all the way back to the Latin word poena, which translates as “penalty or punishment.” Later in Latin, it became pena, then, in Old English, it became the verb pinian and eventually pinen. Its definition - to cause pain or to torture - remained largely unchanged until this most recent iteration of the word.
Origin: Old English,
Example: I will only house this animal for a few days. We have to find a proper home for it afterwards.