grimace etymology

French word grimace comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrewd-, Proto-Indo-European *ghrēi-, Proto-Indo-European *gʰrey-, and later Proto-Germanic *grīmô (Mask. Visor; helmet.)

Detailed word origin of grimace

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gʰrewd- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ghrēi- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*gʰrey- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*gʰrēy- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*grīmô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Mask. Visor; helmet.
*grimo Frankish (frk)
grime Old French (fro)
grimuche Old French (fro)
grimace Middle French (frm)
grimace French (fra) Grimace.

Words with the same origin as grimace

Descendants of *gʰrewd-
Grosjean engrosser gros gros grain gros-grain grossement grossesse grossier grossiste grossièrement grossièreté grossophobe grôt
Descendants of *ghrēi-
grimacer grimoire
Descendants of *gʰrey-
ambre gris grisaille griser grison grisâtre grisé