champion etymology

English word champion comes from Proto-Germanic *kampijô (Fighter; champion.)

Detailed word origin of champion

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kampijô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Fighter; champion.
*kampijō Frankish (frk)
campio Malayalam (mal)
*campio Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
champion Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
champioun Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
champion English (eng) (usually, of a cause) To promote, advocate, or act as a champion for. An ongoing winner in a game or contest.. Someone who fights for a cause or status.. Someone who fights on another's behalf.. Someone who is chosen to represent a group of people in a contest. (attributive) Acting as a champion; that has defeated all one's competitors.. (attributive) Excellent; beyond compare.. [...]

Words with the same origin as champion

Descendants of *kampijô
championship kemp