grain etymology

French word grain comes from Proto-Indo-European *ǵerh₂-, and later Proto-Indo-European *ǵr̥h₂nóm (Grain.)

Detailed word origin of grain

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ǵerh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ǵr̥h₂nós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ǵr̥h₂nóm Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Grain.
granum Latin (lat) A grain, seed or small kernel.
grein Old French (fro)
grain French (fra) (figurative) a small amount, a bit. Grain.

Words with the same origin as grain

Descendants of *ǵerh₂-
Charles Grenier filigrane gramen grange granit grenade grenier égrenage égrener