romance etymology

English word romance comes from Middle English (1100-1500) roumance

Detailed word origin of romance

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
roumance Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
romance English (eng) (intransitive) To write or tell romantic stories, poetry, letters, etc.. Woo; court. (music) A romanza, or sentimental ballad.. A dreamy, imaginative habit of mind; a disposition to ignore what is real.. A mysterious, exciting, or fascinating quality.. A story or novel dealing with idealized love.. A story relating to chivalry; a story involving knights, heroes, adventures, quests, etc.. A [...]

Words with the same origin as romance

Descendants of roumance