guerre etymology

French word guerre comes from Proto-Indo-European *wers-, and later Proto-Germanic *werrō (Conflict, strife. Confusion, disarray.)

Detailed word origin of guerre

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*wers- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*werzá- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*werrō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Conflict, strife. Confusion, disarray.
*werra Frankish (frk) Confusion, disorder. Riot, disturbance, quarrel.
werra Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) war.
guerre Old French (fro) War (large-scale conflict).
guerre French (fra) War.

Words with the same origin as guerre

Descendants of *wers-
Guerre froide guère guérilla varice verrat verrue