tourbillon etymology

French word tourbillon comes from Old French torbeil, French -on

Detailed word origin of tourbillon

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
torbeil Old French (fro)
-on French (fra) Forming diminutives of things, including some animals.. Indicating origin or occupation. (physics, and, biology) -on.
tourbillon French (fra) (figuratively) whirl, whirlwind, maelstrom. (physics) vortex. Eddy, whirlpool. Tourbillon. Whirlwind.

Words with the same origin as tourbillon

Descendants of torbeil
tourbillonnaire tourbillonner
Descendants of -on
bouillon bûcheron canon chaton chiffon cordon cornichon crayon feuilleton forgeron jeton maillon médaillon ourson paillasson peloton pognon poisson ponton raton rayon réveillon saucisson torchon