course etymology

French word course comes from Latin crescendum, Proto-Indo-European *kers-, and later Proto-Italic *korzō (To run.)

Detailed word origin of course

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
crescendum Latin (lat)
*kers- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kor- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
sincerus Latin (lat) Clean, pure, sound.. Genuine, sincere.. Real, natural.. Uninjured, whole.
curro Latin (lat) (intransitive) I hurry, hasten, speed. (intransitive) I move, travel, proceed. (intransitive) I run. (transitive, of a race, journey, with accusative) I run. (transitive, with accusative) I travel through, traverse, run.
*ḱers- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*korzō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) To run.
cursus Latin (lat) (figuratively) Course, progress, direction, development, succession, passage; career.. Course, way, passage, journey; tendency.. Journey, march, voyage, passage.. The act of running; race.
cours Old French (fro) Route; course; way.
course French (fra) Errand. Race. Run, running.

Words with the same origin as course

Descendants of *kers-
car carriole carrière chair char charcuterie charger chariot charrette charrue concourir concurrent couramment courant coureur courir cours décharger occurrence parcourir recours roche récurrent secouer secourir