mettre etymology

French word mettre comes from Proto-Indo-European *mith₂-, Latin ite, missa est, and later Old French metre (To put, to place.)

Detailed word origin of mettre

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*mith₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
ite, missa est Latin (lat)
missum Latin (lat)
metre Old French (fro) To put, to place.
mettre French (fra) (pronominal) to start (+ à) (something / doing something), to get around to doing something. (transitive) to put; to place. (transitive) to set (to lay a table). (transitive, of clothing) to put on.

Words with the same origin as mettre

Descendants of *mith₂-
admettre admittatur comité mais mes message messe messire mets mettable metteur mis missile mission mél omettre permettre prometteur remettre remise soumettre transmettre transmission émission
Descendants of ite, missa est
entremise promesse