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Etymology of the French word battre

the French word battre
derived from the Old French word batre
derived from the Latin word battere (pound, beat, hit)
derived from the Latin word battuere (pound, beat hit, strike)
using the Proto-Indo-European prefix bhau- (to hit)

Date

The earliest known usage of battre in French dates from the 11th century.

Derivations in French

battage, battée, battement, batterie, batteur, battoir, ébattre, embattre, battu, debatre, battade, battant, battant, battée, contrebattre, entrebattre, soubattre, bat, battable, battaison, batte, débattre, bacul, rebattre

Derivations in other languages

English batter

Cognates

Catalan batrer, Italian battere, Occitan batre, Portuguese bater, Provençal batre, Romanian bate, Spanish batir

Usage

Word found in Old French, Modern French



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