soi etymology

French word soi comes from Proto-Indo-European *swé (Self (reflexive pronoun).), Proto-Indo-European *-h₂, Proto-Indo-European *se-

Detailed word origin of soi

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*swé Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Self (reflexive pronoun).
*-h₂ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Creates collective nouns, which refer to groups or sets of things.
*se- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*só Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) That. This.
se Latin (lat) The ablative of the reflexive pronoun meaning by himself, by herself, by itself, by themselves. The accusative of the reflexive pronoun meaning himself, herself, itself, themselves.
si Latin (lat) If, supposing that.
se Old French (fro) Herself (reflexive direct and indirect third-person singular pronoun). Himself (reflexive direct and indirect third-person singular pronoun). Itself (reflexive direct and indirect third-person singular pronoun). Oneself (reflexive direct and indirect third-person singular pronoun). Themselves (reflexive direct and indirect third-person plural pronoun) If. Then (afterwards; following).
sei Old French (fro)
soi French (fra) (dated) himself, herself, itself. One. Oneself.

Words with the same origin as soi

Descendants of *swé
assurance assurer même résolu sa se secret secrétaire ses si sien sinon sobre solution son sonner suicider sur surtout sécurité séparation séparer sûr sûrement
Descendants of *-h₂
ainsi animatrice autant calculatrice donc détail inspectrice munition pourtant quasi sitôt suicide sénatrice taille tandem tant tantôt tel tellement tôt éditrice
Descendants of *se-
chez-soi s'en aller si seulement soi-disant soi-même suicidabilité suicidaire suicidalité