abattoir etymology

French word abattoir comes from French abattre, French -oir

Detailed word origin of abattoir

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
abattre French (fra) (pronominal) to descend upon with violence or furor. (pronominal, of lightning) to strike. (reflexive) to fall down, especially of tall things, such as trees. To butcher; to slaughter for meat. To cut down (a tree). To destroy or demolish (a wall). To shoot dead.
-oir French (fra) A suffix forming infinitives of many verbs. A suffix used on verbs to form masculine words for objects or tools used to do something.. A suffix used on verbs to form masculine words for places where something is done.
abattoir French (fra) Slaughterhouse; abattoir.

Words with the same origin as abattoir

Descendants of abattre
abat-jour abat-vent abat-voix abatis abattable abattage abattant abattement abatteur abattis
Descendants of -oir
abreuvoir bavoir boudoir butoir comptoir couloir dépotoir entonnoir fermoir foutoir frottoir fumoir mouchoir ostensoir parloir peignoir polissoir présentoir réservoir suçoir séchoir tiroir trottoir urinoir