aimer etymology

French word aimer comes from English gentian, Proto-Indo-European *h₃em-, h₂eh₃m-, Mozarabic amō, and later Italian amaro (Bitter Any of several herbal liqueurs. Bitter, bitterness.)

Detailed word origin of aimer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
gentian English (eng) Any of various herbs of the family Gentianaceae found in temperate and mountainous regions with violet or blue flowers.. The dried roots and rhizome of a European gentian, Gentiana lutea, used as a tonic.
*h₃em-, h₂eh₃m- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
amō Mozarabic (mxi)
amo Latin (lat) (with infinitive) to enjoy, be accustomed. I am fond of, like. I am under obligation to; I am obliged to. I love.
amarum Latin (lat)
amaro Italian (ita) Bitter Any of several herbal liqueurs. Bitter, bitterness.
aimer Old French (fro)
aimer French (fra) To like (often with bien). To love (usually of a person, otherwise the meaning is closer to like).

Words with the same origin as aimer

Descendants of gentian
Aimée aimant aimée amarescent amaretto amaril amer amertume merise merisier
Descendants of amō
adorable aimable amateur ami amical amitié amène capable comptable ennemi faire honorable minable portable raisonnable redevable responsabilité responsable stable valable épouvantable établir