capture etymology

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

Detailed word origin of capture

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kapiō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Take, seize.
*kh₂pyéti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To be grasping.
*kh₂pyé- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kh₂ptós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Seized, captured.
*kaptos Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
capere Latin (lat)
captus Latin (lat) A notion, capacity to comprehend.. A prisoner, captive.. A taking, seizing.. A thing which is taken or grasped.
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 Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
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 [...]

Words with the same origin as capture

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 *kh₂pyéti
had have haven heaven heavy hello