spectateur etymology

French word spectateur comes from Proto-Indo-European *speḱ-, and later Proto-Indo-European *spéḱyeti (To be looking at, to keep looking at.)

Detailed word origin of spectateur

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*speḱ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*spéḱyeti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To be looking at, to keep looking at.
*spekjō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) To observe, to see.
specio Latin (lat) I observe, watch, look at.
spectator Latin (lat) Spectator, watcher.
spectateur French (fra) Viewer.

Words with the same origin as spectateur

Descendants of *speḱ-
aspect dépit espèce inspection perspicace prospectus respect respecter répit soupçon specimen spectacle spectaculaire spectre spécifier spécifique spéculatif spéculer suspect suspicion épice épicier épier évêque