barre etymology

French word barre comes from Gaulish *barros, Proto-Indo-European *bʰébʰrus (Beaver.)

Detailed word origin of barre

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*barros Gaulish (cel-gau)
*bʰébʰrus Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Beaver.
*barra Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*barra Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) bar. (Vulgar Latin) barrier.
barre Old French (fro) Bar (solid, more or less rigid object with a uniform cross-section smaller than its length).
barre Middle French (frm)
barre French (fra) (heraldiccharge) bend sinister. (nautical) helm, tiller. (typography) : the bar diacritics ⟨̵⟩, ⟨̶⟩, ⟨̷⟩, and ⟨̸⟩. (typography) : the fraction slash ⟨⁄⟩. (typography) : the pipe mark ⟨|⟩. (typography) : the slash mark ⟨/⟩. (typography, improper) : the backslash ⟨\⟩. Bar, cake, ingot.

Words with the same origin as barre

Descendants of *barros
bar laitier baraque barman barycentre embarras gabar restobar
Descendants of *bʰébʰrus