gros etymology

French word gros comes from Proto-Indo-European *gher-, Proto-Indo-European *ghrewə-, Proto-Indo-European *gʷres-, Late Latin grossus, and later Proto-Germanic *greutaną (To grind, crush.)

Detailed word origin of gros

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gher- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ghrewə- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*gʷres- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
grossus Late Latin (LL)
*greutaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To grind, crush.
*grautaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Big, large. Coarse, crude.
grōz Old High German (goh)
grossus Malayalam (mal)
grossus Latin (lat) (Late Latin, Medieval Latin) coarse, unrefined. (Late Latin, Medieval Latin) young, green, immature. (Medieval Latin) thick, large, great.
gros Old French (fro) Big; large.
gros French (fra) Big, thick, fat. Coarse, rough.

Words with the same origin as gros

Descendants of *gher-
ambre gris crème crémage crémer crémière demi-écrémé engrosser grimace grimoire grisaille grison grisé gros-grain groseille grossement grossesse grossier grossiste grossièrement grossièreté grouiller grôt écrémage écrémé
Descendants of *ghrewə-
Grosjean grand grandement grandiose gros grain grossesse nerveuse grossophobe