Reine etymology


French word reine comes from Latin teneo, Latin re-, Proto-Indo-European *rek-, Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵnih₂, and later Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs (King, ruler.)

Etymology of reine

Detailed word origin of reine

Dictionary entry Language Definition
teneo Latin (lat) (of laws) I am binding on; bind, hold, obligate. (reflexive) I keep back, remain, stay, hold position. I comprise, contain, include, hold. I hold fast, restrain, detain, check, control; bind, fetter. I hold, have; grasp. I insist, uphold. I know, grasp, understand, conceive. I possess, occupy, control. I reach, attain; gain, acquire, obtain. I recollect, retain knowledge of, remember, bear [...]
re- Latin (lat) Again; prefix added to various words to indicate an action being done again, or like the other usages indicated above under English.. Back, backwards.
*rek- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*h₃rḗǵnih₂ Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*h₃rḗǵs Proto-Indo-European (ine) King, ruler.
*rēginā Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Queen.
retineo Latin (lat) I hold fast, maintain, preserve, protect, guard, retain.. I hold in check, repress, check, stop, stay.. I keep or hold back, detain, restrain, retain, confine, contain; delay.
*rēgs Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
*retina Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*retina Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) rein.
*rēks Proto-Italic (itc-pro) King.
regis Latin (lat)
resne Old French (fro) Rein (for an animal).
regina Latin (lat) (Later Latin, chess) queen. Princess. Queen.
reine Old French (fro)
reine French (fr) Queen.

Words with the same origin as reine

Descendants of teneo

soutien tenir

Descendants of re-

arrêt regarder