convaincre etymology

French word convaincre comes from Latin con-, Proto-Italic *winkō (To conquer, to overcome.)

Detailed word origin of convaincre

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
con- Latin (lat) Used in compounds to indicate a being or bringing together of several objects. Used in compounds to indicate the completeness, perfecting of any act, and thus gives intensity to the signification of the simple word.
*winkō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) To conquer, to overcome.
vincere Latin (lat)
învinge Romanian (ron) (transitive) to beat, defeat, vanquish. (transitive) to win (against an opponent).
convinco Latin (lat) I conquer, establish.. I convict, find guilty.. I convince.
convaincre French (fra) To convince.

Words with the same origin as convaincre

Descendants of con-
combat commencer commun complet complètement comprendre compris compter concours conduire conduit connaissance connaître connu conseil construire contact contrat costume coucher couché couple cousin découvert
Descendants of *winkō
Vincent conviction invaincu invincible vaincre vaincu vainqueur victoire victorieux éviction évincer