mirer etymology

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

Detailed word origin of mirer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*smey- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*mei- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sméyros Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
mirus English (eng)
*smeiros Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
mirus Latin (lat) Wonderful, marvelous, amazing, surprising, awesome.
miror Latin (lat) (transitive) I am astonished at, marvel at, admire, am amazed at, wonder at.
mirer French (fra) (literary, or, dated) to watch intensely, to stare.

Words with the same origin as mirer

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