doux etymology

French word doux comes from Proto-Indo-European *dwó, Proto-Indo-European *dl̥kú-, Proto-Indo-European *dāu-, and later Proto-Italic *duō (Two.)

Detailed word origin of doux

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dwó Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dl̥kú- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dāu- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*duō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Two.
dulcis Latin (lat) (figuratively) agreeable, delightful, pleasant, soft, sweet. (figuratively, of persons) friendly, charming, kind, dear, pleasant, agreeable. (of taste) sweet. Sweet-smelling, sweet-scented, fragrant. Sweet-sounding, melodic, melodious, tuneful.
duellum Old Latin (itc-ola)
douce French (fra)
doux Middle French (frm)
duos Latin (lat)
deuz Old French (fro) (two).
doux French (fra) Gentle. Mild. Soft. Sweet.

Words with the same origin as doux

Descendants of *dl̥kú-
adoucir billet doux doucement doucet douceur douceâtre doudou doudoune douçâtre dulcification dulcifier roudoudou saindoux édulcorer édulcoré
Descendants of *dāu-
deux deuxième deuxièmement double doupion douter douzaine douze douzième douzièmement dualisme dubitatif duel duodi duodécimal duplex duplicité dupliquer duumvir redoutable redouter