honte etymology

French word honte comes from Proto-Indo-European *kaw-, Proto-Germanic - iþō, and later Proto-Germanic *hauniz (Despised, poor, miserable.)

Detailed word origin of honte

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kaw- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
- iþō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*hauniz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Despised, poor, miserable.
*hauniþō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Humiliation. Humility.
*hōnitha Frankish (frk)
hunte Old French (fro)
honte French (fra) Shame (feeling).

Words with the same origin as honte

Descendants of *kaw-
honnir éhonté
Descendants of - iþō
honteux maint