froid etymology

French word froid comes from Latin -idus ((suffix forming verbs) tending to.), Proto-Indo-European *sriHges-, Proto-Indo-European *bʰrewe-

Detailed word origin of froid

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-idus Latin (lat) (suffix forming verbs) tending to.
*sriHges- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bʰrewe- 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.
*bʰrē- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
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.
frigere Latin (lat)
frigidus Latin (lat) (figuratively) dull, flat, insipid, trivial, vain. (figuratively) indifferent, feeble. Cold, cool, chilling.
freit Old French (fro)
froid French (fra) Cold (temperature) (diseases) cold, chill. (of a relationship) distance, strain.

Words with the same origin as froid

Descendants of -idus
acide audace audacieux avide avidité chaud floride humide intrépide liquide lucide morbide net nettement ordure pâle raide rapide sordide splendide stupide timide torride valide
Descendants of *sriHges-
frigide frigidité frileux frire frisson frit frite friterie fritte friture froideur froidir froidure pommes frites réfrigération réfrigérer
Descendants of *bʰrewe-
abord baraque barbe baron barre bière bord bordel break brun brûler embarras fortune fourgon offrir oublie préférable relation souffert souffrance souffrir transfert transférer tribord