monstre etymology

French word monstre comes from Latin moneo (I remind. I warn, advise.), Latin -trum (Forming instrument nouns.)

Detailed word origin of monstre

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
moneo Latin (lat) I remind. I warn, advise.
-trum Latin (lat) Forming instrument nouns.
monstrum Latin (lat) (figuratively) a thing that evokes fear and wonder. (metonymically) a monster, monstrosity, whether in size or character. A divine omen indicating misfortune, an evil omen, portent.
moustre Old French (fro)
monstre French (fra) A fiend. A hideous person. A monster (colloquial) enormous.

Words with the same origin as monstre

Descendants of moneo
admonester admonition démonstrativement moniteur monnaie monnayer monstrueux montrer monument monétaire monétariste monétique prémonition prémonitoire semondre
Descendants of -trum
cepstre chevêtre cloître rostre râteau spectre