cast etymology

English word cast comes from Proto-Germanic *kas- (To throw; bring up; toss.)

Detailed word origin of cast

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kas- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To throw; bring up; toss.
*kastōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To throw.
kast Old Norse (non)
casten Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
cast English (eng) (hawking) The number of hawks (or occasionally other birds) cast off at one time; a pair.. A group of crabs.. A small mass of earth "thrown off" or excreted by a worm.. A squint.. A supportive and immobilising device used to help mend broken bones.. An act of throwing.. An animal, especially a horse, that is unable to rise without assistance.. An object made in a mould.. Animal and insect [...]

Words with the same origin as cast

Descendants of *kas-
broadcast broadcasting casting tinker