olive etymology

French word olive comes from Proto-Indo-European *loiwom, Proto-Indo-European *loiu̯om, and later Latin oliva ((poetic) an olive branch. An olive (fruit). An olive tree.)

Detailed word origin of olive

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*loiwom Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*loiu̯om Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
ἐλαία Ancient Greek (grc)
oliva Latin (lat) (poetic) an olive branch. An olive (fruit). An olive tree.
olive French (fra) Olive.

Words with the same origin as olive

Descendants of *loiwom
aïoli huilage huile huilier olivaire olivier olivâtre oléagineux oléoduc pétrole