tendresse etymology

French word tendresse comes from French tendre, French -esse

Detailed word origin of tendresse

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tendre French (fra) (intransitive, ~ vers) to strive (for). (intransitive, ~ vers) to tend (to infinity). (reflexive) to become taut. (transitive) to stretch out. (transitive) to tighten Tender (soft, delicate).
-esse French (fra) -ess (female form) Used to form nouns describing the condition of being something (-ness, -ity, etc.).
tendresse French (fra) Tenderness, state of being tender.

Words with the same origin as tendresse

Descendants of tendre
attendrir tendon tenture
Descendants of -esse
Suissesse allégresse bassesse comtesse déesse délicatesse gentillesse gonzesse grossesse ivresse jeunesse justesse négresse poétesse princesse prêtresse richesse sagesse seigneuresse souplesse tigresse vieillesse vitesse ânesse