vitrine etymology

French word vitrine comes from Proto-Indo-European *wed-, and later Proto-Indo-European *wódr̥ (Water.)

Detailed word origin of vitrine

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*wed- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wódr̥ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Water.
*wed-ro- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wedro- Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
*wedrom Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
vitrum Latin (lat) A woad; a plant used for dying blue. Glass. Woad; a blue dye used by the Britons made from that plant.
vitre French (fra) Pane of glass, window pane. Window (of a vehicle).
vitrine French (fra) (idiomatic) shopping. Shop window. The space behind it. Vitrine (glass-paneled cabinet or case for displaying articles).

Words with the same origin as vitrine

Descendants of *wed-
gâcher kirsch loutre outre révisable réviser scotch tonic utricule verglas verre verrillon verrine verrière verrophone verroterie verrée vitrail vitre vitrier vodka water whisky