chapter etymology

English word chapter comes from Proto-Indo-European *kaput-, and later Proto-Italic *kaput (Head.)

Detailed word origin of chapter

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kaput- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kaput Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Head.
capitellum Latin (lat) (Late Latin) capital or chapiter of a column. (Late Latin) small head.
capitulum Late Latin (LL)
chapitre Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Chapter (of a book).
chapiter Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
chapter English (eng) (military, with "out") To use administrative procedure to remove someone.. To divide into chapters.. To put into a chapter. (obsolete) A location or compartment.. A bishop's council.. A chapter house.. A community of canons or canonesses.. A decretal epistle.. A meeting of certain organized societies or orders.. A section of a social or religious body.. A sequence (of events), especially [...]

Words with the same origin as chapter

Descendants of *kaput-
achieve ahead cabbage cadet cap cape capital captain cattle chef chief dickhead forehead handkerchief head headache headed heading headline headmaster headquarters heads mutt overhead