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Etymology of the French word dos

the Old French word dos
derived from the Latin word dorsum (back; back, range, ridge)

Date

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

Derivations in French

adosser, dossard, dossier, dossière, endosser, dosse, extrados, intrados, gratte-dos, lave-dos, surdos, dos-à-dos, parados

Cognates

Catalan dors, Catalan hom, Danish en, Dutch één, Dutch emmer, Dutch een, English cry, English one, French défiler, French chandeleur, French crier, French deviser, French on, French un, German ein, German Eimer, Gothic ains, Icelandic einn, Italian dorso, Italian gridare, Italian uno, Italian huom, Latin dorsum, Latin unus, Lithuanian defiliuoti, Norwegian ambar, Nynorsk enn, Portuguese dorso, Portuguese gritar, Portuguese ome, Provençal et_anc, Provençal uns, Riksmal en, Russian дeфилировать, Spanish cridar, Spanish dorso, Spanish un, Spanish desfilar, Spanish devisar, Spanish omne, Spanish candelor, Swedish en, Swedish ämbar, Yiddish ejn

Usage

Word found in Old French



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