anchor etymology

English word anchor comes from Ancient Greek ἄγκυρα

Detailed word origin of anchor

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ἄγκυρα Ancient Greek (grc)
ancora Latin (lat) (figuratively) refuge, support, hope. Anchor (tool to hook a vessel into sea bottom).
ancra Old English (ang)
anchor Middle English (enm)
anchor English (eng) (Internet) A marked point in a document that can be the target of a hyperlink.. (archery) A point that is touched by the draw hand or string when the bow is fully drawn and ready to shoot.. (architecture) A metal tie holding adjoining parts of a building together.. (architecture) Carved work, somewhat resembling an anchor or arrowhead; part of the ornaments of certain mouldings. It is seen [...]