chatoyer etymology

French word chatoyer comes from French -oyer, French chat

Detailed word origin of chatoyer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-oyer French (fra) A suffix used to form some verbs, often with factitive effect.
chat French (fra) (Internet) chat (online discussion) (male) cat, tom, tomcat. Cat (feline). Tag, tig (children’s game).
chatoyer French (fra) (intransitive) to iridesce (to reflect light in different colors depending on the direction and orientation).

Words with the same origin as chatoyer

Descendants of -oyer
apitoyer charroyage charroyer coudoiement coudoyer flamboyer foudroyant foudroyer jointoyer louvoyer poudroyer rougeoyer rudoyer tutoyer verdoyer