dessert etymology

English word dessert comes from French désenchanter (To disenchant (to remove an enchantment from).), Latin de- (De-.), Latin servire

Detailed word origin of dessert

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
désenchanter French (fra) To disenchant (to remove an enchantment from).
de- Latin (lat) De-.
servire Latin (lat)
servir French (fra) (reflexive) to help oneself, to serve oneself. (reflexive, with de) to use, make use of. (sports) to serve (start a point with service). (sports) to set up (pass to, in order to give a scoring chance). (with à) to be useful for someone, to be of use, come in handy.. To be used for. To serve (to bring a meal to someone).
deservire Latin (lat)
deservir Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To deserve; to merit. To serve well or zealously.
desservir French (fra) (religion, transitive) to serve (be the pastor of a church). (transitive, transport) to serve (of a train or bus, to stop at a particular town) To do a disservice, to perform ill offices to someone (transitive) to clear, clear away (e.g. a table).
dessert French (fra) Dessert, pudding.
dessert English (eng) A sweet confection served as the last course of a meal.

Words with the same origin as dessert

Descendants of de-
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Descendants of servire
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