cheveu etymology

French word cheveu comes from Latin capitellum, Latin pilus, and later Old French chevel (Hair.)

Detailed word origin of cheveu

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
capitellum Latin (lat) (Late Latin) capital or chapiter of a column. (Late Latin) small head.
pilus Latin (lat) (anatomy) A hair.. (figuratively) An insignificant amount; iota; least amount A maniple of the triāriī; a reserve company of veteran soldiers.
capillum Latin (lat)
chevel Old French (fro) Hair.
cheveu Old French (fro) A hair.
cheveu Middle French (frm) A hair.
cheveu French (fra) A headhair.

Words with the same origin as cheveu

Descendants of capitellum
cadeau cadet capdet
Descendants of pilus
compilateur compilation compilatrice compiler dépiler horripilant peler pelure piler pileux pillage pillard piller poil poilu à poil