jouet etymology

French word jouet comes from Proto-Indo-European *yōk-, and later Latin iocus (A form of amusement. A joke, jest.)

Detailed word origin of jouet

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*yōk- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*iok-o- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*jokos Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
iocus Latin (lat) A form of amusement. A joke, jest.
ioculor Latin (lat)
*iocāre Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*ioco Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) I play.
joer Old French (fro) To play.
iouer Middle French (frm) To play (engage in play or in games).
jouet French (fra) Toy; plaything.