sardonique etymology

French word sardonique comes from Latin ridere, and later Latin risus (Laughter, laughing. Mockery, jest.)

Detailed word origin of sardonique

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ridere Latin (lat)
risus Latin (lat) Laughter, laughing. Mockery, jest.
sardonique French (fra) Sardonic.

Words with the same origin as sardonique

Descendants of ridere
ridicule rieur rigolo riocher rire ris sourrire