couvrir etymology

French word couvrir comes from Latin operio, Latin co- ((intensifier). Together, with.), Italian cum, Italian operio

Detailed word origin of couvrir

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
operio Latin (lat) (by extension) I shut, close.. (figuratively) I hide, conceal, dissemble.. (figuratively) I overwhelm, burden.. (figuratively, of a sin) I atone for, cover, cause to be forgotten.. I cover (over something); envelop.
co- Latin (lat) (intensifier). Together, with.
cum Italian (ita)
operio Italian (ita)
cooperio Latin (lat) I cover wholly, cover over, overwhelm.
coperire Late Latin (LL)
covrir Old French (fro) To cover.
couvrir French (fra) To cover (feature, discuss, mention). To cover up, to cover (put a cover over).

Words with the same origin as couvrir

Descendants of operio
apert aperture apéritif apéro découvert découvreur découvrir opercule ouvert ouvrant ouvre-bouteille ouvre-boîte ouvreur ouvrir
Descendants of co-
cache cachot caché caillot catch connaissance connaissant connaître connu coopération coopérer copie cour court couvercle couvert couverture ouverture quai