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Etymology of the English word hauteur

the English word hauteur
derived from the Old French word hauteur
derived from the Old French word haut
derived from the French word haute
derived from the Latin word altus (high; deep, profound; nourishing, support)
derived from the Latin word alere (feed, nourish, rear)
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *al-

Date

The earliest known usage of hauteur in English dates from the 17th century.

Usage

Word found in Modern English



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