prouver etymology

French word prouver comes from Proto-Indo-European *pr̥-, Proto-Indo-European *bhu-, and later Old French prover (To prove.)

Detailed word origin of prouver

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*pr̥- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bhu- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*pro-bhwo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
probus Latin (lat) (morally) upright, honest, virtuous. Good, serviceable, excellent, superior, able.
probo Latin (lat) I acquit, exonerate. I approve, commend. I demonstrate, prove. I test, inspect.
prover Old French (fro) To prove.
prouver French (fra) To prove.

Words with the same origin as prouver

Descendants of *bhu-
approbatif approbativement approbativité approuver improbe preuve probabilisme probable probité prouvable prouvablement