argent etymology

English word argent comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂erǵ-, and later Proto-Indo-European *h₂r̥ǵn̥tóm (Silver.)

Detailed word origin of argent

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂erǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) white, to shine
*h₂r̥ǵn̥tóm Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Silver.
*h₂erǵn̥t- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*argentom Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Silver.
argentum Latin (lat) (by extension) a silver thing. Silver (metal, element).
argent Old French (fro) Silver (color). Silver (metal).
argent Middle English (enm)
argent English (eng) (archaic) The metal silver.. (obsolete, poetic) Whiteness; anything that is white.. (tincture) The white or silver tincture on a coat of arms. (tincture) : of white or silver tincture on a coat of arms.. Of silver or silver-coloured.

Words with the same origin as argent

Descendants of *h₂erǵ-
argue argument