propre etymology

French word propre comes from Proto-Indo-European *preyH-, Proto-Indo-European - -ós, and later Proto-Indo-European *priHós (Dear, beloved. Happy, free.)

Detailed word origin of propre

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*preyH- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
- -ós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*priHós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Dear, beloved. Happy, free.
*prijos Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
proprium Latin (lat)
propre Old French (fro) (one's) own. Proper, appropriate, correct. Special.
propre French (fra) (before a noun) own. (followed by the preposition à) proper to, specific to, particular to. (mathematics) eigen-. Clean. House-trained.

Words with the same origin as propre

Descendants of *preyH-
Frédéric Geoffroy Godefroy beffroi effraie effrayer filibustrière flibuste flibustier freelance libre-penseur liesse orfraie
Descendants of - -ós
proprement