preux etymology

French word preux comes from Proto-Indo-European *pr̥-, Latin prosit, Proto-Indo-European *-kʷe (Forms distributives from interrogatives.. And.)

Detailed word origin of preux

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*pr̥- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
prosit Latin (lat)
*-kʷe Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Forms distributives from interrogatives.. And.
*prokʷe Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
prope Latin (lat) (figuratively) close in time. Almost, nearly. Better (as an approximation). Near, nigh (figuratively) towards, about (in time). Near, near by.
preux Old French (fro)
preux French (fra) Valiant; brave.

Words with the same origin as preux

Descendants of *-kʷe
approcher approximer preusement prochain proche prouesse proximité prud'homme prude quiconque réciprocable réciprocité réciproque ubiquiste