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French word guide comes from Proto-Indo-European *wóyde (To have seen, to know.).

Guide etymology ?

Guide detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*wóyde Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To have seen, to know.
*wītaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To go; go forth; part. To punish; torment. To see; know.
*witaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To know.
*witan Frankish (frk)
guidar Old Provençal (pro)
guida Old Provençal (pro)
guide French (fra) Guide person. Guidebook, or set itinerary.

Words with the same origin as guide

Descendants of *wóyde
avis envie pourvu prudemment prudent prévoir prévu revoir revue télé vedette vis visa visage viser visible vision visiter visuel voici voilà voir vu évident