mallet etymology

Old French word mallet comes from Proto-Indo-European *mal-ni-, Proto-Indo-European *mol(w)ə-, and later Latin peior (Worse.)

Detailed word origin of mallet

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*mal-ni- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*mol(w)ə- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
peior Latin (lat) Worse.
*melh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
male Latin (lat) Badly. Cruelly, wickedly. Not much; feebly. Wrongly.
manualis Latin (lat) Hand (attributive) i.e suitable to be hand-held.
mail Old French (fro)
maillet Old French (fro)

Words with the same origin as mallet

Descendants of *mal-ni-
expugner mail maillet mainel mal mal- manual manuel martel marteler poignal poignel poing repugnant
Descendants of *mol(w)ə-
maleir malfaire malfaisance malicios malison malvais malveis maudire mauvais mialz miels moldre mols molt molture mult peis peisson pis pois poisson