couple etymology

French word couple comes from Latin co- ((intensifier). Together, with.), Latin apere

Detailed word origin of couple

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
co- Latin (lat) (intensifier). Together, with.
apere Latin (lat)
copula Latin (lat) A bond, tie, or other connecting item.
*copla Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
couple Old French (fro) Couple (two things). Sexual liaison.
couple French (fra) (Canada) a couple of something, not to be mistaken as a few.. (animal husbandry) An accessory used to tightly attach two animals next to each other by the neck.. (regional) a pair of something. (mathematics) an ordered pair. (physics) a force couple; a pure moment. Two partners in a romantic or sexual relationship.

Words with the same origin as couple

Descendants of co-
cache cachot caché caillot catch connaissance connaissant connaître connu coopération coopérer copie cour court couvercle couvert couverture couvrir découvert découvrir ouvert ouverture ouvrant ouvrir quai
Descendants of apere
accouplable copuler couplage coupler