cendre etymology

French word cendre comes from Proto-Indo-European *ken-, and later Latin cinis ((figuratively) ruins of a burned city. Cold ashes.)

Detailed word origin of cendre

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ken- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
cinis Latin (lat) (figuratively) ruins of a burned city. Cold ashes.
cendre Old French (fro) Ash (of fire, etc.).
cendre French (fra) Ash (of fire, etc.).

Words with the same origin as cendre

Descendants of *ken-
Cendrillon casse-noix dénoyage noisetier noisette noix nope noppe nougat noyade noyau noyer nucelle récent