vile etymology

French word vile comes from Proto-Indo-European *wes-li-, and later Latin vilis (Base, vile, mean, worthless, cheap. Cheap, inexpensive.)

Detailed word origin of vile

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*wes-li- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
vilis Latin (lat) Base, vile, mean, worthless, cheap. Cheap, inexpensive.
vile French (fra)

Words with the same origin as vile

Descendants of *wes-li-
vil vilement