passage etymology

French word passage comes from French -age, French passer

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Detailed word origin of passage

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".
passer French (fra) (TV) to show (be on television). (athletics) to pass (the relay baton). (card games) to pass (not play upon one's turn). (dated) (transitive) to pass (an exam or test). (intransitive) to pass (an exam or test). (intransitive) to pass, to go (between two entities). (legal) to pass. (music) to spin (e.g. a disk). (public transportation) to run. (reflexive) to take place, to happen, to come to [...]
passage French (fra) (astronomy) Moment when a star or planet occults another,or crosses a meridian.. (uncountable) Circulation, traffic, movement.. A laid out way allowing to go across something.. A paragraph or section of text or music.. A short stay.. A trip or travel, especially by boat.. An access way.. An alley or alleyway off-limits to cars.. Graduation from a school year.. The act of going from a state [...]

Words with the same origin as passage

Descendants of -age
atterrissage barrage braquage cambriolage chantage courage garage héritage maquillage mariage massage nettoyage nuage orage otage partage sauver sauvetage tatouage tournage usage voisinage âge équipage
Descendants of passer
impasse passager passagèrement passe passe-droit passe-temps passeport passoire