discourage etymology

English word discourage comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) des- (De-; dis-.), Old French (842-ca. 1400) corage (Courage.)

Detailed word origin of discourage

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
des- Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) De-; dis-.
corage Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Courage.
descouragier Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
descourager Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm) (reflexive, se descourager) to becomes discouraged. To discourage.
discourage English (eng) (rare) Lack of courage To extinguish the courage of; to dishearten; to depress the spirits of; to deprive of confidence; to deject.. To persuade somebody not to do something.

Words with the same origin as discourage

Descendants of des-
debris defeat delay demented deploy despair dessert detour disable disagree disagreement disappear disarm discharge disconnect disguise disgust dishonor dislike display disregard disrespect disrespectful distribution ploy
Descendants of corage
courage courageous encourage