lointain etymology

French word lointain comes from Proto-Indo-European *dl̥h₁gʰós (Long.)

Detailed word origin of lointain

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dl̥h₁gʰós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Long.
longus Latin (lat) (of space) far, long; extended, prolonged. (of speech or writing) long-winded, lengthy. (of time) long; tedious, laborious. Great, vast, spacious. Remote, distant, far off.
longe Latin (lat) (of space) long, a long way off, far, far off, at a distance. (of time) long, for a long period of time. Widely, greatly, much, very much.
*longitānus Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
loing Old French (fro) Far; far away.
loingtien Old French (fro)
lointain French (fra) Distant, remote, far-off.

Words with the same origin as lointain

Descendants of *dl̥h₁gʰós
loin lonc long longe longitude longuement longévité lunc oblong prolongation prolonger éloigner élongation