citadelle etymology

French word citadelle comes from Proto-Indo-European *ḱe-, Old Latin ceivis, Latin -ius, and later Proto-Italic *keiwis ((possibly) citizen. Society.)

Detailed word origin of citadelle

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ḱe- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
ceivis Old Latin (itc-ola)
-ius Latin (lat) Genitive suffix for some irregular pronouns. Forming adjectives from nouns.
*keiwis Proto-Italic (itc-pro) (possibly) citizen. Society.
civis English (eng)
civis Latin (lat) Citizen.
civitas Latin (lat) "The City". (Medieval) a borough: a walled settlement, sometimes particularly former Roman towns. (Medieval, Christianity) the community of believers: either the Church or Heaven. (by extension) the body politic, the state. (classical) the capital or center of Roman administration in each Celtic civitas (see above). (late Medieval) a city: a Biblical, major, or specially incorporated town, [...]
città Italian (ita) Town, city.
cittadella Italian (ita) Citadel. Stronghold.
citadelle French (fra) Citadel.

Words with the same origin as citadelle

Descendants of *ḱe-
allo allô aujourd'hui ce ceci celles-ci ceux-ci ci ci-contre ci-dessus clin d'œil hui ici icitte ou ouais oui voici y à l'œil œil œil-de-bœuf œillet œillère
Descendants of ceivis
capitole capitoul citadin citoyen cité civil civilisation civiliser civique mégacité précité écocité
Descendants of -ius
avis conscience conseil enfance envie force forcé hors menace moi métier prudent prévu revoir région sorcière télé vis visage vision voilà voir vu évident