baisser etymology

French word baisser comes from Latin -ionem, Late Latin bassus, Latin bassus, and later Latin *bassio ((Vulgar Latin) I lower.)

Detailed word origin of baisser

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ionem Latin (lat)
bassus Late Latin (LL)
bassus Latin (lat) (Late Latin, Medieval Latin) thick, fat, stumpy, short, low, base.
*bassiare Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*bassio Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) I lower.
baissier Old French (fro) To lower.
baisser French (fra) (reflexive, se baisser) To lower oneself; to bend over.. To fail.. To go down, fall.. To lower.. To turn down (as a volume/setting).

Words with the same origin as baisser

Descendants of bassus
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Descendants of bassus
balèvre bas-ventre basse-cour là-bas à bas