permettre etymology

French word permettre comes from Proto-Indo-European *mī-, Latin ite, missa est, Latin pro, and later Old French metre (To put, to place.)

Detailed word origin of permettre

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*mī- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
ite, missa est Latin (lat)
pro Latin (lat) About. According to. As befitting. As, like. Before. For. In front, instead of. On behalf of.
mitto Latin (lat) I announce, tell, report, send word, advise. I attend, guide, escort. I dismiss, disregard. I let or bring out, put or send forth, send out, emit; let blood, bleed; utter a sound, speak, say. I put an end to. I put out, extend, reach out (my hand). I send, cause to go, let go, release, discharge. I throw, hurl, cast, launch, send; throw down, sprinkle. I yield, furnish, produce, export.
metre Old French (fro) To put, to place.
mettre Middle French (frm) To put; to place.
mettre French (fra) (pronominal) to start (+ à) (something / doing something), to get around to doing something. (transitive) to put; to place. (transitive) to set (to lay a table). (transitive, of clothing) to put on.
permittere Latin (lat)
permettre French (fra) (reflexive) to take the liberty of doing something. To permit, to allow.

Words with the same origin as permettre

Descendants of *mī-
commun mal malgré malheur malin manuel maudit mauvais meilleur menace mener mettre mieux ministre ministère minute moindre moins mur métier pire pis poids poisson promesse
Descendants of ite, missa est
admettre admittatur comité entremise message messe mettable metteur missile mél transmettre transmission
Descendants of pro
pour pour-cent pour-compte pourboire pource pourcent pourtant purin