quarantaine etymology

French word quarantaine comes from Proto-Indo-European *kʷetwr̥- (Four, fourfold.), Proto-Indo-European *kʷetwr̥-dḱomt, Proto-Indo-European *déḱ-, French -aine

Detailed word origin of quarantaine

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kʷetwr̥- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Four, fourfold.
*kʷetwr̥-dḱomt Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*déḱ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
-aine French (fra) (noun, or, adjective) (demonyms). (noun-only) Indicates approximation, suffixed to a number.
*kʷetwr̥(d)ḱomt Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Forty.
*kʷetwr̥̄ḱomt Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
quadraginta Latin (lat) (cardinal) forty; 40.
quarante Old French (fro) Forty.
quarante French (fra) Forty.
quarantaine French (fra) A number or group of or about forty.. A quarantine, isolation to prevent contamination.

Words with the same origin as quarantaine

Descendants of *kʷetwr̥-
carême quarante
Descendants of -aine
centaine cinquantaine dizaine douzaine huitaine soixantaine trentaine vingtaine