barrage etymology

French word barrage comes from French -age, French barrer

Detailed word origin of barrage

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-age French (fra) (rare) Forming collective nouns.. Forming nouns with the sense of "action or result of Xing" or, more rarely, "action related to X".. Forming nouns with the sense of "state of being (a) X".
barrer French (fra) (Canada, Louisiana) to lock. (pronominal, colloquial) to do one, to clear off; to leave. To bar off. To bar, bar up (to lock or bolt with a bar). To cross out, strike out (put written lines through written text, to show it is erroneous).
barrage French (fra) Barrier, roadblock. Dam, barrage.

Words with the same origin as barrage

Descendants of -age
atterrissage braquage cambriolage chantage courage garage héritage maquillage mariage massage nettoyage nuage orage otage partage passage sauver sauvetage tatouage tournage usage voisinage âge équipage
Descendants of barrer