rigole etymology

French word rigole comes from Proto-Indo-European *rek-, and later Proto-Indo-European *h₃réǵeti (To be straightening, to be setting upright.)

Detailed word origin of rigole

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*rek- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₃réǵeti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To be straightening, to be setting upright.
rego Latin (lat) I guide, steer. I oversee, manage. I rule, govern.
regula Latin (lat) Rule, bar.
regel Middle Dutch (dum)
regol Old French (fro)
rigole French (fra) (agriculture) furrow, channel (small trench cut in the soil or rock for irrigation or for planting seeds). (figurative) furrow (deep wrinkle, usually in the face). (geography) groove, fissure, hollow (naturally occurring depression or furrow, often due to a meteorological event). Rivulet, streamlet.