miroir etymology

French word miroir comes from Proto-Indo-European *smei-, Proto-Italic *smeiros, and later Latin mirus (Wonderful, marvelous, amazing, surprising, awesome.)

Detailed word origin of miroir

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*smei- 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.
mirer Old French (fro) To look at; to watch.
mireor Old French (fro) (figuratively) a typical example. Mirror.
miroir French (fra) Mirror.

Words with the same origin as miroir

Descendants of *smei-
Merveilleuse Mireille admirable admirateur admiration admirer merveille merveilleux miracle miraculer mirage mire mirer mirifique miroiter