volontaire etymology

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

Detailed word origin of volontaire

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*welh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*mno- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*welō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) To want.
volo Latin (lat) I want. I wish. I mean, intend.
volens Latin (lat)
voluntatem Latin (lat)
voluntarius Latin (lat) Voluntary, willing Volunteer.
voluntaire Old French (fro)
voluntaire Middle French (frm) Voluntary; of one's own accord Willingly.
volontaire French (fra) Determined. Voluntary, deliberate. Volunteer. Wilful A volunteer.

Words with the same origin as volontaire

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