cap etymology

English word cap comes from Proto-Indo-European *kh₂pyéti (To be grasping.)

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Detailed word origin of cap

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kh₂pyéti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To be grasping.
*kh₂pyé- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kapiō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Take, seize.
capere Latin (lat)
captura Latin (lat) (gained by low or immoral employments) Gain, profit, takings, earnings, reward, pay, hire, wages.. (of animals) A taking, catching; capture.. That which is taken; prey.
capture English (eng) To remove or take control of an opponent’s piece in a game (e.g., chess, go, checkers).. To reproduce convincingly.. To store (as in sounds or image) for later revisitation.. To take control of; to seize by force or stratagem. (computing) A particular match found for a pattern in a text string.. An act of capturing; a seizing by force or stratagem.. Something that has been captured; a [...]
cap English (eng) (transitive) To take a screenshot or to record a copy of a video. (colloquial) A recording or screenshot.

Words with the same origin as cap

Descendants of *kh₂pyéti
accept accepted behave cable capable capture case cash catch chase escape except had have haven heaven heavens heavy hello prince receive reception recover suitcase