mineur etymology

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

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Detailed word origin of mineur

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mina Latin (lat) (figuratively) threats, menaces. Projecting points, pinnacles, battlements, parapets.
*mī- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*pau- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
parvus Latin (lat) Ignorable, unimportant. Small, little, cheap.
minari Latin (lat)
mineur French (fra) A minor (as defined by the age of majority) Minor.

Words with the same origin as mineur

Descendants of mina
administrer amenage amener comminer menace mener meneur ministre ministère ministériel minorer minuscule moindre moins ménestrel métier promenade promenoir
Descendants of *mī-
commun mal malgré malheur malin manuel maudit mauvais meilleur mettre mieux minute mur pire pis poids poisson promesse
Descendants of *pau-
peu