vous etymology

French word vous comes from Proto-Indo-European *tébʰye, Proto-Indo-European *wōs, Proto-Indo-European *-teros (Contrastive or oppositional adjectival suffix.)

Detailed word origin of vous

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*tébʰye Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wōs Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*-teros Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Contrastive or oppositional adjectival suffix.
*tū Proto-Italic (itc-pro) You (second-person singular).
*wos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*yū́ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) You (plural).
*wōs Proto-Italic (itc-pro) You (second-person plural).
*westeros Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Your; second-person plural possessive.
vōs Old Latin (itc-ola)
vos Old Latin (itc-ola) You (plural).
vester Latin (lat) (possessive) your, yours, of you (plural).
vostrum Latin (lat)
vos Latin (lat) You, ye, you all; accusative plural of tū. You, ye, you all; nominative plural of tū.
vous Old French (fro)
vous Middle French (frm) You (plural or polite). Yourself (second-person plural or polite reflexive pronoun).
vous French (fra) (direct object pronoun) You.. (subject pronoun) You.. The plural or singular personal pronoun in the second person, at the polite form:. The plural personal pronoun in the second person:. You, to you (indirect object pronoun).

Words with the same origin as vous

Descendants of *tébʰye
te toi tu tutoiement tutoyer
Descendants of *wōs
comment allez-vous rendez-vous vos vous-même vouvoiement vouvoyer
Descendants of *-teros
administrer bourgmestre hystérie le nôtre maestro magistrat maitre master maître ministre ministère métier neutre nos notre nôtre outre remastériser subterfuge votre vôtre