vol etymology

French word vol comes from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁-, Proto-Indo-European *mno-, Middle French voller, and later Proto-Italic *welō (To want.)

Detailed word origin of vol

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*welh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*mno- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
voller Middle French (frm) (figuratively) to travel through the air; to go flying. To fly.
*welō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) To want.
velox Latin (lat) Swift, quick, fleet, rapid, speedy.
voler French (fra) (falconry, transitive) to pursue flying. (intransitive) to fly (through the air). (intransitive) to scarper, flee. (transitive) to fly (an aircraft). (transitive) to steal, rob.
vol French (fra) Flight. Stealing, theft, robbery.

Words with the same origin as vol

Descendants of *welh₁-
Guillot antivol aveulir café-vélo survol vol battu vol tactique volage volaille volatil voler volet voleur volition volière volontaire volontiers volonté volée vouloir vélo vélo-pupitre vélocipède vélodrome
Descendants of *mno-
courage dommage garage langage mariage otage partage passage poil sauver tarte tatouage vie visage voyage âge équipage étage
Descendants of voller
au vol