casual etymology

English word casual comes from Proto-Indo-European *kad-, Proto-Indo-European *ḱh₂d-, Dutch dice, Proto-Indo-European *ḱad-, and later Proto-Italic *kadō (Fall, sink.)

Detailed word origin of casual

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kad- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ḱh₂d- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
dice Dutch (nld)
*ḱad- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kadō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Fall, sink.
cado Latin (lat) (impersonal) It happens, occurs, befalls, comes to pass. I cease. I decay. I die. I fall.
casus Latin (lat) (grammar) A case, termination. Accident, chance. An event, happening, occurrence. Fall, downwards movement. Misfortune, disaster, accident.
casualis Late Latin (LL)
casuel Middle French (frm) Fatal; of or relating to chance or fate.
casual English (eng) (British, Australian, NZ) A worker who is only working for a company occasionally, not as its permanent employee.. (UK) A member of a group of football hooligans who wear expensive designer clothing to avoid police attention; see Casual (subculture).. (dated) (British, ) A tramp.. (video games, informal) A player of casual games.. A soldier temporarily at a place of duty, usually en route to [...]

Words with the same origin as casual

Descendants of *kad-
accident accidental briefcase case casing chance chute coincidence decay decide incident nutcase occasion occasional parachute showcase staircase suitcase
Descendants of *ḱh₂d-
decision squash