rouge etymology

French word rouge comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₁rewdʰ-, Latin rubere, and later Proto-Indo-European *h₁rudʰrós (Red.)

Detailed word origin of rouge

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₁rewdʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
rubere Latin (lat)
*h₁rudʰrós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Red.
*h₁rudʰéh₁ti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To be red.
*ruβros Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Red.
*ruðēō Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
rubeo Latin (lat) I am red or ruddy.. I grow red, redden; color up, blush.
rubrum Latin (lat)
rouge Old French (fro)
rouge Middle French (frm) Red Red.
rouge French (fra) Red Red (left-wing, socialist). Red (of a red color).

Words with the same origin as rouge

Descendants of *h₁rewdʰ-
ROR RRO corroborer red light robuste ros roseau rougir roussâtre rouvre roux rubicond rubis rubrique
Descendants of rubere
rougeole rougeur