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French word otage comes from French -age, French hôte (A host. Being which carries a parasite. Guest.).

Otage etymology ?

Otage detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-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

Descendants of -age
atterrissage barrage braquage cambriolage chantage courage garage héritage maquillage mariage massage nettoyage nuage orage partage passage sauver sauvetage tatouage tournage usage voisinage âge équipage