massacre etymology

French word massacre comes from Middle Low German *matskelen, Latin *matteuca, French massacrer ((figuratively) to do something badly. To massacre (kill).)

Detailed word origin of massacre

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*matskelen Middle Low German (gml)
*matteuca Latin (lat)
massacrer French (fra) (figuratively) to do something badly. To massacre (kill).
mazacrium Malayalam (mal)
macecler Old French (fro)
macecle Old French (fro)
massacre Middle French (frm) Massacre.
massacre French (fra) Massacre.