lien etymology

French word lien comes from Proto-Indo-European *leyǵ-, Latin -men (Forms neuter nouns of the third declension.)

Detailed word origin of lien

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*leyǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
-men Latin (lat) Forms neuter nouns of the third declension.
ligandus Latin (lat)
ligamen Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) poultice; bandage with herbal medicine. A bandage, band, tie.
lien Old French (fro) Tie; strap.
lien Middle French (frm) (by extension) link (association). Tie; strap.
lien French (fra) Link.

Words with the same origin as lien

Descendants of *leyǵ-
accueil accueillir adoucir aller alliance allier allure allée collecte collectif cueillir liaison lie lier ligue obligation obligatoire obliger obligé recueillir relier religieux religion rougir
Descendants of -men
Ancien Régime abdomen airain aluminerie aluminium discrimination discriminer duramen essaim essaimer examen levain liane limier merrain permalien royaume régime rétrolien specimen volume