embrace etymology

English word embrace comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) embracier (To kiss.)

Detailed word origin of embrace

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
embracier Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To kiss.
embracen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
embrace English (eng) (figuratively) Enfolding, including.. Enclosure, (partially or fully) surrounding someone or something.. Full acceptance (of something).. Hug (noun); putting arms around someone. (figurative) To enfold, to include (ideas, principles, etc.); to encompass.. (legal) To attempt to influence (a jury, court, etc.) corruptly, to practise embracery.. (obsolete) To accept (someone) as a friend or [...]

Words with the same origin as embrace

Descendants of embracier
half-embrace