curtesie etymology

Middle English word curtesie comes from Proto-Indo-European *kor-, French -ois, Latin cortensis, Proto-Italic *kortos, and later Old French cort (Court (of a monarch).)

Detailed word origin of curtesie

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kor- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
-ois French (fra) Used to form adjectives related to a particular country, region or city, their associated inhabitant names, and the local language or dialect.
cortensis Latin (lat)
*kortos Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
curta Latin (lat)
cort Old French (fro) Court (of a monarch).
cortois Old French (fro) Noble, upper-class. Polite, well-mannered.
cortoisie Old French (fro) Chivalry; bravery; valour.
curtesie Anglo-Norman (xno)
curtesie Middle English (enm) Honor; valor; nobleness.

Words with the same origin as curtesie

Descendants of *kor-
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Descendants of *kortos
court