French word otage comes from French -age, French hôte (A host. Being which carries a parasite. Guest.).
Otage detailed word origin explanation
|-age || French (fra) ||(rare) Forming collective nouns.. Forming nouns with the sense of "action or result of Xing" or, more rarely, "action related to X".. Forming nouns with the sense of "state of being (a) X". |
|hôte || French (fra) ||A host. Being which carries a parasite. Guest. |
|otage || French (fra) ||Hostage. |
Words with the same origin as otage