This list of French words of Germanic origin
is a dictionary of standard modern French words and phrases deriving from any Germanic language of any period, whether incorporated in the formation of the French language or borrowed at any time thereafter.
The following list details words, affixes and phrases that contain Germanic
etymons. Words where only an affix is Germanic (e.g. méfait, bouillard, carnavalesque
) are excluded, as are words borrowed from a Germanic language
where the origin is other than Germanic (for instance, cabaret
is from Dutch, but the Dutch word is ultimately from Latin/Greek, so it is omitted). Likewise, words which have been calqued from a Germanic tongue (e.g. pardonner
), or which received their usage or sense (i.e. were created, modified or influenced) due to Germanic speakers or Germanic linguistic habits (e.g. comté
) are not included.