moustache etymology

English word moustache comes from Proto-Indo-European *memóne (To remember. To think, to be mindful.), Italian mustacchio

Detailed word origin of moustache

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*memóne Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To remember. To think, to be mindful.
mustacchio Italian (ita) (chiefly, in the plural) mustachio (long, elaborate mustache).
*mendʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
μύσταξ Ancient Greek (grc)
μουστάκιον Byzantine Greek (gkm)
μουστάκιον Ancient Greek (grc)
mostaccio Italian (ita) (informal) mug (ugly face). Moustache.
moustache English (eng) A growth of facial hair between the nose and the upper lip.

Words with the same origin as moustache

Descendants of *memóne
main mainframe mainland mainstream memento mine minefield ming mingle minnie moan moon moonlight moonshine undermine
Descendants of mustacchio