moyen etymology

French word moyen comes from Proto-Indo-European *medʰ-y-h₁ow, Proto-Indo-European *me (In the middle of, near, by, around, with.)

Detailed word origin of moyen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*medʰ-y-h₁ow Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*me Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) In the middle of, near, by, around, with.
*medʰi- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*médʰyos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Middle.
*meðios Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Middle.
medius Latin (lat) Half. Indifferent, undecided. Middle. Moderate.
medianus Latin (lat) Middle, central.
meien Old French (fro)
moyen French (fra) (Canada, informal, euphemistic) Big; impressive; serious.. (linguistics) middle. Average. Middle Medium. Way, method, mean of doing something.

Words with the same origin as moyen

Descendants of *me
Méditerranée demi demi-finale dimidié intermède maille milieu milord misaine moelle moitié moyer médiocre méditerrané médium médiéval métamorphose métathèse métayer méthode météo parmi transformation