carpet etymology

English word carpet comes from Proto-Indo-European *kerp-

Detailed word origin of carpet

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kerp- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*karpō Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
carpere Latin (lat)
carpita Malayalam (mal)
carpita Italian (ita)
carpite Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
carpet English (eng) (figuratively) Any surface or cover resembling a carpet or fulfilling its function.. (obsolete) A wrought cover for tables.. (slang, vulgar) A woman's pubic hair.. A fabric used as a complete floor covering. (UK) To reprimand.. (transitive) To substantially cover something, as a carpet does; to blanket something.. To lay carpet, or to have carpet installed, in an area.

Words with the same origin as carpet

Descendants of *kerp-
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