English word blanket comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) blanquette, which itself is a diminutive of Old French blanc (white).
Blanket detailed word origin explanation
|blanc || Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) ||white |
|blanquette || Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) || |
|blanket || Old Northern French (fro-nor) || |
|blonket || Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) || |
|blanket || English (eng) ||General; covering or encompassing everything. A heavy, loosely woven fabric, usually large and woollen, used for warmth while sleeping or resting.. A layer of anything.. A streak or layer of blubber in whales.. A thick rubber mat used in the offset printing process to transfer ink from the plate to the paper being printed. (transitive) To cover with, or as if with, a blanket.. (transitive) [...] |