- pochette (both French)
- portemonnaie (French)
Other Word Forms of Purse
Origin of Purse
Old English pusa comes from Proto-Germanic *pusô (“bag, sack, scrip"), from Proto-Indo-European *bÅ«s- (“to swell, stuff"), and is cognate with Old High German pfoso (“pouch, purse"), Low German pÅ«se (“purse, bag"), Old Norse posi (“purse, bag"), Danish pose (“purse, bag"). Old English burse comes from Medieval Latin bursa (“leather bag") (compare English bursar), from Ancient Greek βύρσα (bursa, “hide, wine-skin").
From Middle English, from Old English purs (“purse"), partly from Old English pusa (“wallet, bag, scrip"), and partly from Old English burse (“pouch, bag").
Compare also Old French borse (French: bourse), Old Saxon bursa (“bag"), Old High German burissa (“wallet").
Middle English from Old English from Late Latin bursa bursa
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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