huit etymology

French word huit comes from Proto-Indo-European *(H)oḱto-, and later Proto-Indo-European *oḱtṓw (Eight.)

Detailed word origin of huit

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*(H)oḱto- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*oḱtṓw Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Eight.
*oktō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Eight.
octo Latin (lat) (cardinal) eight; 8.
uit Old French (fro) Eight.
huit French (fra) (cardinal) eight.