capsule etymology

English word capsule comes from Proto-Italic *kapiō (Take, seize.), Latin -ola, Proto-Indo-European *kh₂pyéti (To be grasping.)

Detailed word origin of capsule

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kapiō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Take, seize.
-ola Latin (lat)
*kh₂pyéti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To be grasping.
*kh₂pyé- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
capere Latin (lat)
capsa Latin (lat) A box, repository; especially a cylindrical container for books; bookcase.
capsula Latin (lat) Small box or chest.
capsule French (fra) Bottle cap. Cap or primer for a gun. Capsule.
capsule English (eng) (attributively, figuratively) in a brief, condensed or compact form. (botany) A sporangium, especially in bryophytes.. (botany) A type of simple, dehiscent, dry fruit (seed-case) produced by many species of flowering plants, such as poppy, lily, orchid, willow and cotton.. (chemistry, dated) A small clay saucer for roasting or melting samples of ores, etc.; a scorifier.. (dialectal, UK, [...]

Words with the same origin as capsule

Descendants of *kapiō
accept accepted apart cap capable case cash catch chase command commander common community demand escape except main manage part particular partner party prime prince receive
Descendants of -ola
gale jail
Descendants of *kh₂pyéti
had have haven heaven heavy hello