levain etymology

French word levain comes from Latin levare, Latin -men (Forms neuter nouns of the third declension.)

Detailed word origin of levain

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
levare Latin (lat)
-men Latin (lat) Forms neuter nouns of the third declension.
levamen Latin (lat) Alleviation, mitigation. Solace, consolation.
levain Old French (fro)
levain French (fra) Leaven (any agent used to make dough rise). Sourdough.

Words with the same origin as levain

Descendants of levare
Levant enlèvement levage levant lever levier levure levée levée d'écrou relevage relèvement soulèvement
Descendants of -men
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