tranche etymology

French word tranche comes from Latin trini, Vulgar Latin *trinicare, and later Old French trenchier (To cut (make an incision).)

Detailed word origin of tranche

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
trini Latin (lat)
*trinicare Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*trinicāre Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
trenchier Old French (fro) To cut (make an incision).
trancher Middle French (frm) To cut off (remove by cutting).
trancher French (fra) (intransitive) to rule, make a ruling, come to a decision. (intransitive, pejorative, with de) to behave or comport oneself (as if one were). (intransitive, with avec, sur) to contrast (with), stand out (against). (intransitive, with dans) to stand out (in). (transitive) to slice, to cut into slices. (transitive, figurative) to decide, to settle, to address. (transitive, literary) to [...]
tranche French (fra) Milling on a coin. Period. Slice.

Words with the same origin as tranche

Descendants of trini
trancher