affronter etymology

French word affronter comes from Proto-Indo-European *bʰront-, Latin ad ((direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.)

Detailed word origin of affronter

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bʰront- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
ad Latin (lat) (direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.
frontem Latin (lat)
ad frontem Latin (lat)
*affrontare Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*affronto Latin (lat) I hit in the face.. I strike against.
afronter Old French (fro)
affronter French (fra) (reflexive) to face off, to clash. To confront, face.

Words with the same origin as affronter

Descendants of *bʰront-
frondaison fronde front
Descendants of ad
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