treachery etymology

English word treachery comes from Late Latin tricare, and later Old French (842-ca. 1400) trichier (To cheat (break the rules). To trick; to fool; to deceive.)

Detailed word origin of treachery

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tricare Late Latin (LL)
trichier Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To cheat (break the rules). To trick; to fool; to deceive.
trecherie Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Cheating. Deception; ruse; deceit.
trecherie Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
treachery English (eng) Deliberate, often calculated, disregard for trust or faith.. The act of violating the confidence of another, usually for personal gain.. Treason.

Words with the same origin as treachery

Descendants of tricare
treacherous trick trigger