reine etymology

French word reine comes from Latin teneo, Latin re-, Proto-Indo-European *rek-, Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵnih₂, and later Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs (King, ruler.)

Detailed word origin of reine

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
teneo Latin (lat) (of laws) I am binding on; bind, hold, obligate. (reflexive) I keep back, remain, stay, hold position. I comprise, contain, include, hold. I hold fast, restrain, detain, check, control; bind, fetter. I hold, have; grasp. I insist, uphold. I know, grasp, understand, conceive. I possess, occupy, control. I reach, attain; gain, acquire, obtain. I recollect, retain knowledge of, remember, bear [...]
re- Latin (lat) Again; prefix added to various words to indicate an action being done again, or like the other usages indicated above under English.. Back, backwards.
*rek- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₃rḗǵnih₂ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₃rḗǵs Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) King, ruler.
*rēginā Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Queen.
retineo Latin (lat) I hold fast, maintain, preserve, protect, guard, retain.. I hold in check, repress, check, stop, stay.. I keep or hold back, detain, restrain, retain, confine, contain; delay.
*rēgs Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
*retina Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*retina Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) rein.
*rēks Proto-Italic (itc-pro) King.
regis Latin (lat)
resne Old French (fro) Rein (for an animal).
regina Latin (lat) (Later Latin, chess) queen. Princess. Queen.
reine Old French (fro)
reine French (fra) Queen.

Words with the same origin as reine

Descendants of teneo
abstenir appartenir content continental continu continuer détenir détention entretenir lieutenant maintenir obtenir pertinent retenir rétention rétine soutenir soutien tenace tenant tenir tente ténacité ténor
Descendants of re-
arrêt arrêter fiston raconter rappeler recevoir regard regarder relation remettre rentrer rentré reposer reprendre respect responsable rester retourner revenir revoir réfléchir réparer répondre réponse
Descendants of *h₃rḗǵnih₂