faire etymology

French word faire comes from Proto-Indo-European *dʰēs-, Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁-, Old French -ance (-ance (suffixed used to form nouns).), Old French -able

Detailed word origin of faire

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dʰēs- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dʰeh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
-ance Old French (fro) -ance (suffixed used to form nouns).
-able Old French (fro) -ing, creating an effect, an influence. Worthy of, deserving of.
*dʰéh₁s Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*fakiō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) To make.
ferias Latin (lat)
facere Latin (lat)
hacer Spanish (spa) (reflexive) to become; to get. (reflexive) to get used to. To do, to make. To play (a part in a play).
fes- Old French (fro)
faire Middle French (frm) To choose; to elect. To do. To make.
faire French (fra) (impersonal) To be (of the weather or various situations).. (reflexive) to become, to get. (reflexive) to do, to make (oneself). (reflexive) to ripen (of fruit), to mature (, etc.). (reflexive, followed by an infinitive) to be (used for a passive action). (reflexive, ~ à) to become used to (see se faire une raison). (slang, reflexive, transitive) to do (to have sex with). (transitive) to do. [...]

Words with the same origin as faire

Descendants of *dʰēs-
Chandeleur affairisme défaiseur faiseur faîtage faîte festival festoyer foire fêtard fête fête champêtre fête galante fêter malfaiteur méfait pastoral teuf teufeur
Descendants of *dʰeh₁-
audience audition bibliothèque croire crédit difficile effet efficace face facile facture fait famille façon identifier parfait sacrifice scientifique suffisamment suffisant surface vérifier éviter
Descendants of -ance
doutance espérance souffrance vengeance
Descendants of -able
adorable comptable considérable convenable croyable effroyable gonflable imbattable impardonnable incroyablement inestimable irresponsable jetable minable négociable préférable redevable redoutable respectable responsabilité responsable valable épouvantable équitable