urbain etymology

French word urbain comes from Latin urbs (A city, walled town. The City, Rome.)

Detailed word origin of urbain

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
urbs Latin (lat) A city, walled town. The City, Rome.
urbanus Latin (lat) A city dweller, citizen (of manners or style) bold, forward, impudent. (of manners or style) cultivated, polished, refined. (of speech) elegant, refined, choice. Fond of, or devoted to cities. Of or belonging to a city; urban.
urbain French (fra) Urban. Urbane, courteous, refined.

Words with the same origin as urbain

Descendants of urbs
urbaniser urbanité