force etymology

French word force comes from Proto-Indo-European *bʰérǵʰonts (High.), Latin -ia, Proto-Italic *forts

Detailed word origin of force

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bʰérǵʰonts Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) High.
-ia Latin (lat) Used to form an abstract noun, usually from an adjective stem.
*forts Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
fortis Old Latin (itc-ola) Strong.
fors Latin (lat) Luck, chance. Perhaps, perchance.
fortis Latin (lat) (figuratively) courageous, brave, steadfast. Strong (physically powerful).
*fortia Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) force, strength, might.
fortia Latin (lat)
fortia Late Latin (LL)
force Old French (fro) Strength; might.
force French (fra) (archaic) Many; a lot of; a great quantity of. Force.

Words with the same origin as force

Descendants of -ia
abbaye adolescence audace batterie confrérie conne conscience démence enfance forcé fourchette hors ignorance indulgence intelligence mairie martyre menace providence prudence psychiatrie seigneurie sorcière épinière
Descendants of *forts
effort forcir fortune