adoucir etymology

French word adoucir comes from Latin ad ((direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.), Old French -ir, Latin dulcis

Detailed word origin of adoucir

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ad Latin (lat) (direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.
-ir Old French (fro) Suffix used to form infinitives of second conjugation verbs.
dulcis Latin (lat) (figuratively) agreeable, delightful, pleasant, soft, sweet. (figuratively, of persons) friendly, charming, kind, dear, pleasant, agreeable. (of taste) sweet. Sweet-smelling, sweet-scented, fragrant. Sweet-sounding, melodic, melodious, tuneful.
adolcir Old French (fro) (of food or drink) to sweeten. To soften (make softer).
adoucir French (fra) (figuratively, by extension) to appease. (reflexive, s'adoucir) to become milder. To make mild. To soften. To sweeten.

Words with the same origin as adoucir

Descendants of ad
accès acheter affaire affronter afin aller alliance allée alors amener apporter après arrive arrière asseoir assez assis atteindre attendre attention avenir aventure dos dossier à
Descendants of -ir
chasseur-cueilleur cueillaison cueilleur cueilleur-égreneur cueillir embellir enhardir obscurcir rougir
Descendants of dulcis
billet doux doucement doucet douceur douceâtre doudou doudoune doux douçâtre dulcification dulcifier roudoudou saindoux édulcorer édulcoré