chair etymology

English word chair comes from Middle English (1100-1500) chayere

Detailed word origin of chair

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
chayere Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
chair English (eng) (transitive) To act as chairperson at; to preside over.. (transitive) To carry in a seated position upon one's shoulders, especially in celebration or victory. (transitive, Wales, UK) To award a chair to (a winning poet) at a Welsh eisteddfod. (chemistry) One of two possible conformers of cyclohexane rings (the other being boat), shaped roughly like a chair.. (music) The seating position of [...]

Words with the same origin as chair

Descendants of chayere
chairman wheelchair