poindre etymology

French word poindre comes from Ancient Greek πυγμή, Proto-Indo-European *pewḱ-, and later Proto-Italic *pungō (To prick, to sting.)

Detailed word origin of poindre

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
πυγμή Ancient Greek (grc)
*pewḱ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*peuǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*pungō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) To prick, to sting.
pungo Latin (lat) I prick, puncture, sting.
puindre Old French (fro) (to puncture).
poindre French (fra) (intransitive) to come up (of a plant), peep through. (intransitive, literary) to break, dawn (of day); to break (of dawn). (transitive, literary) to sting, afflict (of pain, love etc.). (transitive, obsolete) to prick, sting.

Words with the same origin as poindre

Descendants of πυγμή
componction empoigner oppugner pincer pogne poignamment poignant poignard poignet poignée poing point poinçon ponction ponctuer pugiliste pugnace répugnant répugner