vouloir etymology

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

Detailed word origin of vouloir

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*welh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*mno- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
-ere Latin (lat)
*welō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) To want.
velox Latin (lat) Swift, quick, fleet, rapid, speedy.
*voleo Latin (lat)
*volere Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*volēre Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*volere Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) or.
voleir Old French (fro) (Anglo-Norman) (Anglo-Norman).
vouloir French (fra) (reflexive) to see oneself as; to give the impression of, to seem. (transitive) to want, wish, desire Will.

Words with the same origin as vouloir

Descendants of *welh₁-
Guillaume Guillot William antivol au vol guillemot survol vol vol tactique volage volaille volatil voler volet voleur volière volontaire volontiers volonté volée 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
Descendants of -ere
-oir accueil accueillir dito en vouloir exclu exclure exclusif exclusion exclusivité farniente lucide lucidement lucidité poster postériser revouloir riposte vedette vouloir dire éclore éclosion écluse élucider