dentifrice etymology

French word dentifrice comes from Latin dens, Latin fricium, and later Latin dentifricium (Toothpaste.)

Detailed word origin of dentifrice

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
dens Latin (lat) (by extension) a spike, prong, or any tooth-like projection. (figuratively) envy, ill will. Tooth.
fricium Latin (lat)
dentifricium Latin (lat) Toothpaste.
dentifrice French (fra) Toothpaste.

Words with the same origin as dentifrice

Descendants of dens
chiendent dent dental dentelle dentellerie denticule dentier dentiste dentition endenter redent édenter