massage etymology

English word massage comes from French -age, French masser (To massage.)

Detailed word origin of massage

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-age French (fra) (rare) Forming collective nouns.. Forming nouns with the sense of "action or result of Xing" or, more rarely, "action related to X".. Forming nouns with the sense of "state of being (a) X".
masser French (fra) To massage.
massage French (fra) Physical massage.
massage English (eng) (transitive) To falsify (data or accounts).. (transitive) To manipulate (data, a document etc.) to make it more presentable or more convenient to work with.. (transitive) To rub and knead (someone's body or a part of a body), to perform a massage on (somebody). The action of rubbing, kneading or hitting someone's body, to help the person relax, prepare for muscular action (as in contact [...]

Words with the same origin as massage

Descendants of -age
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