usage etymology

French word usage comes from French -age, Latin usus

Detailed word origin of usage

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-age French (fra) (rare) Forming collective nouns.. Forming nouns with the sense of "action or result of Xing" or, more rarely, "action related to X".. Forming nouns with the sense of "state of being (a) X".
usus Latin (lat) Experience, discipline, skill. Habit, usage, custom. Practice. Use, employment, exercise.
usage French (fra) (lexicography) The ways and contexts in which spoken and written words are actually used, determined by a lexicographer's intuition or from corpus analysis (as opposed to correct or proper use of language, proclaimed by some authority).. Usage, use.

Words with the same origin as usage

Descendants of -age
atterrissage barrage braquage cambriolage chantage courage garage héritage maquillage mariage massage nettoyage nuage orage otage partage passage sauver sauvetage tatouage tournage voisinage âge équipage
Descendants of usus
us usuel usurper