affaire etymology

French word affaire comes from French faire, French a-

Detailed word origin of affaire

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
faire French (fra) (impersonal) To be (of the weather or various situations).. (reflexive) to become, to get. (reflexive) to do, to make (oneself). (reflexive) to ripen (of fruit), to mature (, etc.). (reflexive, followed by an infinitive) to be (used for a passive action). (reflexive, ~ à) to become used to (see se faire une raison). (slang, reflexive, transitive) to do (to have sex with). (transitive) to do. [...]
a- French (fra) A prefix forming words, especially verbs, that denote entering a state, making progress toward a goal, or the like. A-, non-, -less.
affaire French (fra) (Quebec, informal) thingamajig. (informal) (usually used in the plural) belonging (something physical that is owned). (informal) things; stuff. Affair, business. Deal.

Words with the same origin as affaire

Descendants of faire
affairisme faiseur malfaiteur
Descendants of a-
aborder accoucher accouplement accoupler affaiblir agenouiller allonger amener apaiser apitoyer arrivant arriver arrivée assommer attarder atterrir attraper collier déshabiller déshabillé habiller rattrapage rattraper rhabiller