est etymology

French word est comes from Proto-Indo-European *wes-, Old Armenian *եստ, Proto-Indo-European *bʰowHéyeti, and later Proto-Italic *fuiō (To become.)

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Detailed word origin of est

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*wes- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*եստ Old Armenian (xcl)
*bʰowHéyeti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*fuiō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) To become.
*wesaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To consume, feast To be. To exist. To remain.
*h₁ésmi Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₁esmi- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₁ésti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To be.
*h₂wéseti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To dwell, remain.
*ezom Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Be.
*som Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
esom Old Latin (itc-ola)
fui Latin (lat)
est Latin (lat)
est French (fra)

Words with the same origin as est

Descendants of *wes-
absence besoin essence futur gâteau intéressant intérêt possibilité possible pouvoir présent puissant sandwich sans sens sensation sensible sentir soigner soin vendeur vendre veste être
Descendants of *եստ
absent fût intéresser