vieillesse etymology

French word vieillesse comes from French -esse, French vielle ((musical instruments) vielle, hurdy-gurdy.)

Detailed word origin of vieillesse

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-esse French (fra) -ess (female form) Used to form nouns describing the condition of being something (-ness, -ity, etc.).
vielle French (fra) (musical instruments) vielle, hurdy-gurdy.
vieillesse French (fra) Old age. Oldness.

Words with the same origin as vieillesse

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