merveille etymology

French word merveille comes from Proto-Indo-European *sméyros, Proto-Indo-European *mei-, and later Latin mirus (Wonderful, marvelous, amazing, surprising, awesome.)

Detailed word origin of merveille

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sméyros Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*mei- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*smeiros Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
mirus English (eng)
mirus Latin (lat) Wonderful, marvelous, amazing, surprising, awesome.
miror Latin (lat) (transitive) I am astonished at, marvel at, admire, am amazed at, wonder at.
mirabilis Latin (lat) Glorious. Miraculous. Wonderful, marvelous, astonishing, extraordinary.
mirabilia Latin (lat)
merveille French (fra) Wonder; marvel.

Words with the same origin as merveille

Descendants of *sméyros
Merveilleuse Mireille admirable admirateur admiration admirer merveilleux miracle miraculer mirage mire mirer mirifique miroir miroiter
Descendants of *mei-
massacre mite mé- méconnaissable mécontent mécréant méfaire méfait méfier mépriser mésaventure mésusage mévente