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Etymology of the English word bonbon

the English word bonbon
derived from the French word bonbon
derived from the French word literally
derived from the French word cul
derived from the Latin word culus (buttocks; posterior; anus)
derived from the Medieval Latin word bonus (good; good, honest, brave; good, moral, honest)
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *deu-
derived from the Medieval Latin word canopeum
derived from the Greek word konopeion, κωνωπεῖον
derived from the Greek word konops, κώνωψ (a mosquito (from its stinging proboscis))
derived from the Old French word laie
derived from the Middle Dutch word laege
derived from the Middle Dutch word laeye

Date

The earliest known usage of bonbon in English dates from the 19th century.

Cognates

Dutch bonbon, German Bonbon, Norwegian bonbon

Usage

Word found in Modern English



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