serviette etymology

French word serviette comes from French -ette, French servir

Detailed word origin of serviette

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ette French (fra)
servir French (fra) (reflexive) to help oneself, to serve oneself. (reflexive, with de) to use, make use of. (sports) to serve (start a point with service). (sports) to set up (pass to, in order to give a scoring chance). (with à) to be useful for someone, to be of use, come in handy.. To be used for. To serve (to bring a meal to someone).
serviette French (fra) Briefcase. Napkin. Towel (cloth used for wiping).

Words with the same origin as serviette

Descendants of -ette
allumette boulette braguette branlette camionnette casquette cassette chaussette cigare cigarette couchette cuvette devinette fillette fourchette fourgonnette gâchette lunette mallette manchette mauviette oreillette roulette sœurette
Descendants of servir
dessert servant serveur