appeler etymology

French word appeler comes from Latin pello

Detailed word origin of appeler

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
pello Latin (lat) (figuratively) I conquer, overcome, beat, defeat.. (figuratively) I touch, move, affect, impress. (military) I rout, put to flight, discomfit.. (music) I strike the cords, play.. I push, drive, hurl, impel, propel; expel, banish, eject, thrust out. I strike, set in motion.
appello Latin (lat) I address as, call by name I drive or move to. I land or put ashore.
appeler French (fra) (intransitive) to call (out). (reflexive) to be called. (transitive) to call (out). (transitive) to call for, summon. (transitive) to call, phone, ring.

Words with the same origin as appeler

Descendants of pello
appel appelable expulsion impulsion interpeler interpellation interpeller pouls pousser pulsion rappeler repoussé répulsif sex appeal sex-appeal