poser etymology

French word poser comes from Ancient Greek παύω, and later Latin pausa (A pause, halt, stop, cessation, end.)

Detailed word origin of poser

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
παύω Ancient Greek (grc)
παῦσις Ancient Greek (grc)
pausa Latin (lat) A pause, halt, stop, cessation, end.
pausāre Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
poser Old French (fro) To put; to place. To rest; to recover; to recuperate. To suggest; to propose.
poser French (fra) (transitive) to ask (a question). (transitive) to install, fit. (transitive) to land (a plane). (transitive) to lay, place. (transitive) to stop carrying, to put down (something or somebody).

Words with the same origin as poser

Descendants of παύω
compo compositeur composition déposition dépôt entrepôt marque déposée ménopause pause pose propos repos sous-exposer suppôt