lancer etymology

French word lancer comes from Proto-Indo-European *pleh₂k-, Latin -one(-onem|m), Latin lanceare, Latin lanceo|lancere, and later Old French lance (Lance (weapon).)

Detailed word origin of lancer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*pleh₂k- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
-one(-onem|m) Latin (lat)
lanceare Latin (lat)
lanceo|lancere Latin (lat)
lancea Latin (lat) The Roman auxiliaries' short javelin; a light spear or lance.
lance Old French (fro) Lance (weapon).
lanceo Latin (lat) (Late Latin, Ecclesiastical Latin, intransitive) I wield or handle a lance. (Medieval Latin, transitive, construed with accusative of object) I launch or shoot (especially something akin to a javelin or spear). (Medieval Latin, transitive, construed with accusative of person) I pierce (someone) through with a pike, sword, dagger, vel sim.
lance Middle French (frm) Lance (weapon). Lancer; lance.
lance French (fra) (military) a soldier armed with a lance; a lancer. A hose. A spear, lance.
lanceāre Late Latin (LL)
lancer French (fra) To start, to launch. To throw (baseball) a pitch. A throw.
lancier Old French (fro)

Words with the same origin as lancer

Descendants of *pleh₂k-
applaudir lancier pale pelle plage plagiaire plagiste plaie plaindre plaint plectre