banque etymology

French word banque comes from Langobardic *bank, German Bank, Proto-Indo-European *bʰeg-, and later Proto-Germanic *bankiz (A raised surface; bulge; hillock; slope. Bench.)

Detailed word origin of banque

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bank Langobardic (lng)
Bank German (deu) A facility for storage of a particular thing:. Bank (financial institution) (football) substitutes' bench. Bank (collection of material in a body of water). Bench (which people sit on); pew. Workbench (which things can be set down on).
*bʰeg- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bankiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) A raised surface; bulge; hillock; slope. Bench.
bank Old High German (goh) Bench.
panch Langobardic (lng)
*bank Frankish (frk)
banca Old Italian (it-oit)
bans Old French (fro)
banc Middle French (frm)
banca Italian (ita) Bank (financial institution).
banque Middle French (frm) Bank (establishment where financial transactions take place).
banque French (fra) Bank.

Words with the same origin as banque

Descendants of *bʰeg-
backgammon bacon banc banchage biche bichon bécosse bêche en banc feedback