envergure etymology

French word envergure comes from French enrager, French vergue ((nautical) yard (of sailing ship).), French -ure (Used to form nouns describing the result of an action.)

Detailed word origin of envergure

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
enrager French (fra) (obsolete) to have rabies. To enrage, anger, infuriate. To inflame, arouse.
vergue French (fra) (nautical) yard (of sailing ship).
-ure French (fra) Used to form nouns describing the result of an action.
envergure French (fra) (figuratively) scale; magnitude. (of an aircraft) wingspan.

Words with the same origin as envergure

Descendants of -ure
allure blessure brochure brûlure candidature carrure chaussure chevelure chlorure coupure cyanure doublure déchirure fourrure friture gravure moisissure piqûre procédure raclure sciure tournure usure égratignure