Other Word Forms of Politesse
Origin of Politesse
From the French politesse, from the Italian politezza, from polito, past participle of pulire (“to polish", “to clean"), from the Latin polire, present active infinite form of poliō (“I polish", “I smooth").
French from Old French cleanliness from Italian pulitezza, politezza from pulire to polish, clean from Latin polīre polite
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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