abattre etymology

French word abattre comes from Latin ad- (To.), Latin battuere, Latin ab-, Old French batre (To beat; to hit; to strike.)

Detailed word origin of abattre

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ad- Latin (lat) To.
battuere Latin (lat)
ab- Latin (lat) Absence of. At a distance. Completely, thoroughly. From, away, away from. More remote. Off.
batre Old French (fro) To beat; to hit; to strike.
batto Latin (lat)
*abbatuere Latin (lat)
*abbatere Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
abbatto Late Latin (LL)
abatre Old French (fro) To destroy; to slaughter. To knock over; to knock down.
abattre Middle French (frm)
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.

Words with the same origin as abattre

Descendants of ad-
accepter accident acheter aller allée alors apparemment appeler apprendre après arrive arrière arrêter asseoir assez assis assurer attendre attention avenir avocat dos dossier faire à
Descendants of battuere
abat-jour abat-vent abat-voix abatis abattable abattis abattoir abattu bataillon battable battement batterie batteuse battoir battre batture combat combattant combattre imbattable ébat
Descendants of ab-
abdiquer aberrant abluer abolir abominable abominer abondance abrogation abrogeable abrupt absolu absorber absoudre absous abstenir abstinence abstrait absurde abus abuser abusif avorter