combien etymology

French word combien comes from Old French comme, Old French bien

Detailed word origin of combien

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
comme Old French (fro)
bien Old French (fro) Good (as opposed to evil). Possession; object of value Indeed (used for emphasis). Well.
combien Old French (fro) How much, how many.
combien French (fra) How many (for countable nouns). How much (for money). How much (for uncountable nouns).