base etymology

French word base comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʷem-, and later Proto-Indo-European *gʷémtis (Step, act of walking.)

Detailed word origin of base

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gʷem- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*gʷémtis Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Step, act of walking.
*gʷə́tis Proto-Hellenic (grk-pro) Step.
βάσις Ancient Greek (grc)
basis Latin (lat) (architecture) The lowest part of the shaft of a column.. (grammar) The primitive word, root.. (of cattle) A track, footprint.. A pedestal, foot, base; basis, foundation.
base Old French (fro) Base (bottom part; supporting part).
base French (fra) (chemistry) base. Base (bottom part of something). Base (safe place). Base, basis (fundamental belief).

Words with the same origin as base

Descendants of *gʷem-
avenir aventure avenue bas baseball convention couvent devenir effet efficace intervenir inventer invention parvenir prévenir revenir revenue souvenir venir vent éliminer évident évolution événement