mener etymology

French word mener comes from Latin mina, Proto-Indo-European *moy-, Proto-Indo-European *pau-, and later Latin parvus (Ignorable, unimportant. Small, little, cheap.)

Detailed word origin of mener

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mina Latin (lat) (figuratively) threats, menaces. Projecting points, pinnacles, battlements, parapets.
*moy- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*pau- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
parvus Latin (lat) Ignorable, unimportant. Small, little, cheap.
minari Latin (lat)
*minare Latin (lat)
*mino Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) I goad, drive animals.
*mino Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
mener Old French (fro) (transitive) to lead (encourage something or someone to go somewhere).
mener French (fra) (transitive) to lead, to take. To lead, to be leading, to be in the lead. To lead, to run, to take charge.

Words with the same origin as mener

Descendants of mina
administrer amenage amener comminer menace meneur mineur ministre ministère ministériel minorer minuscule moindre moins ménestrel métier promenade promenoir
Descendants of *pau-
peu