sportif etymology

French word sportif comes from French -if, French sport (Sport.)

Detailed word origin of sportif

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-if French (fra) -ive; used in forming adjectives denoting characteristics or qualities.
sport French (fra) Sport.
sportif French (fra) Sportsman (of a person) athletic; enjoying and frequently participating in sports. Athletic; of or pertaining to sports.

Words with the same origin as sportif

Descendants of -if
affectif agglutinatif agranditif agressif annulatif arbustif articulatif aspiratif assimilatif compulsif compétitif coopératif craintif décoratif effectif fautif jouissif maladif maladivement massif plaintif réplicatif répétitif évasif