grimoire etymology

English word grimoire comes from Frankish *grimo, and later French grimace (Grimace.)

Detailed word origin of grimoire

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*grimo Frankish (frk)
grime Old French (fro)
grimace Old French (fro)
grimace Middle French (frm)
grimace French (fra) Grimace.
grimace English (eng) To make grimaces; to distort one's face; to make faces. A contorted facial expression, often expressing contempt or pain.
grimoire English (eng) A book of instructions in the use of magic or alchemy, especially summoning demons.

Words with the same origin as grimoire

Descendants of *grimo