manger etymology

French word manger comes from Latin manus, and later Old French mengier (Food; nourishment To eat (consume food).)

Detailed word origin of manger

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
manus Latin (lat) (figuratively) bravery, valor. (figuratively) violence, fighting. (legal) an arrest. (legal) legal power of a man over his wife. (military, nautical) grappling hooks used to snare enemy vessels. A side, part, faction. A stake (in dice). A thrust with a sword. Branch of a tree. Group of people. Group, company, host, multitude of people, especially of soldiers. Hand. Handwriting. Labor. Paw of [...]
mandare Latin (lat)
manducare Latin (lat)
manducāre Late Latin (LL)
mandūcāre Late Latin (LL)
manducare Late Latin (LL)
mangier Old French (fro)
mengier Old French (fro) Food; nourishment To eat (consume food).
manger Middle French (frm) Food (comestible solids) To eat (consume food).
manger French (fra) Food, foodstuff. (intransitive) to eat. (transitive) to eat.

Words with the same origin as manger

Descendants of manus
commander demander main management manager mandat mander mandibule manier manifeste manifestement manille manipule manivelle manière manuel masturbation masturber menotter poignard poignet poignée poing répugnant