frisson etymology

French word frisson comes from Proto-Indo-European *sriHges-

Detailed word origin of frisson

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sriHges- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
frigus Latin (lat) (figuratively) a cold reception, indifference. (figuratively) inactivity, indolence, slowness. A chill, fever. A cold region, place, area or spot. A cold shudder which is produced by fear. Cold, coldness, coolness, chilliness. The cold of winter; winter; frost. The coldness of death; death.
frigeo Latin (lat) (figuratively) I am coldly received or treated; I am without power.. (figuratively) I am inactive, languid or at a standstill; flag, droop.. I am cold or chilly; freeze.
*frīctiō Late Latin (LL)
frisson French (fra) A shiver or thrill of fright that can be strangely pleasurable, as when reading good horror fiction.. An experience of intense excitement.

Words with the same origin as frisson

Descendants of *sriHges-
frigide frigidité frileux frire frit frite friterie fritte friture froid froideur froidir froidure pommes frites réfrigération réfrigérer