Mettre etymology


French word mettre comes from Proto-Indo-European *mith₂-, Latin ite, missa est, and later Old French metre (To put, to place.)

Etymology of mettre

Detailed word origin of mettre

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*mith₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
ite, missa est Latin (lat)
missum Latin (lat)
metre Old French (fro) To put, to place.
mettre French (fr) (pronominal) to start (+ à) (something / doing something), to get around to doing something. (transitive) to put; to place. (transitive) to set (to lay a table). (transitive, of clothing) to put on.

Words with the same origin as mettre

Descendants of *mith₂-