dos etymology

French word dos comes from Latin dorsalis (Dorsal; of or pertaining to the back.)

Detailed word origin of dos

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
dorsum Latin (lat) (anatomy) back, part of the body between the neck and buttocks. (figuratively) ridge, summit.
dorsalis Latin (lat) Dorsal; of or pertaining to the back.
dorsal English (eng) (art) A hanging, usually of rich stuff, at the back of a throne, altar, etc.. (linguistics) A sound produced using the dorsum of the tongue.. In snakes, any of the longitudinal series of plates that encircle the body, excluding the ventral scales. (anatomy) Relating to the top surface of the foot or hand.. (anatomy) With respect to, or concerning the side in which the backbone is located, or [...]
*dossum Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
dos Old French (fro) (anatomy) back.
dos French (fra) (anatomy) back (of a person). (in the plural) backs (of persons). Backstroke.