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English word armor comes from Latin armo, and later Latin armatura (Armor, equipment of soldiers.).

Armor etymology ?

Armor detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
armo Latin (lat) (figuratively) I arm, equip, furnish. (figuratively) I excite, stir up, rouse, provoke. I furnish with weapons, arm, equip; fit out; mobilize.
armatura Latin (lat) Armor, equipment of soldiers.
armeüre Old French (fro)
armure Old French (fro) Armor (protective clothing worn for battle).
armure Anglo-Norman (xno)
armour Middle English (enm)
armor English (eng) (countable) A tank, or other heavy mobile assault vehicle.. (hydrology, uncountable) The naturally occurring surface of pebbles, rocks or boulders that line the bed of a waterway or beach and provide protection against erosion.. (military, uncountable) A military formation consisting primarily of tanks or other armoured fighting vehicles, collectively.. (uncountable) A natural form of this [...]

Words with the same origin as armor

Descendants of armo
arm armed army disarm firearm