embellir etymology

French word embellir comes from French enrager, French beau (Fair (weather). Handsome, fine, attractive. Nice.), French -ir (A suffix forming infinitives of many verbs.)

Detailed word origin of embellir

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
enrager French (fra) (obsolete) to have rabies. To enrage, anger, infuriate. To inflame, arouse.
beau French (fra) Fair (weather). Handsome, fine, attractive. Nice.
-ir French (fra) A suffix forming infinitives of many verbs.
embellir French (fra) To embellish. To improve, make more attractive.

Words with the same origin as embellir

Descendants of beau
Beauchamp Bellefontaine
Descendants of -ir
abrutir affaiblir alentir alunissage aplanir arrondir assainissement asservir asservissable attendrir atterrir chérir dégourdir enchérir endurcir enrichir jaunir maigrir rajeunir rajeunissement refroidir ressortir vieillir épaississement