moins etymology

French word moins comes from Latin parvus (Ignorable, unimportant. Small, little, cheap.), Latin mina

Detailed word origin of moins

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
parvus Latin (lat) Ignorable, unimportant. Small, little, cheap.
mina Latin (lat) (figuratively) threats, menaces. Projecting points, pinnacles, battlements, parapets.
minari Latin (lat)
parum Latin (lat) Very little, insufficient.
meins Old French (fro)
moins Middle French (frm)
moins French (fra) (preceded by a definite article) the least. (with numbers) minus; negative. Less The minus sign Minus.

Words with the same origin as moins

Descendants of parvus
administrer amenage amener comminer menace mener meneur mineur ministre ministère ministériel minorer minuscule moindre ménestrel métier promenade promenoir