cinch etymology

English word cinch comes from Proto-Indo-European *kemǝk-, and later Latin cinctus (Girdle, belt.)

Detailed word origin of cinch

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kemǝk- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
cingere Latin (lat)
cinctus Latin (lat) Girdle, belt.
cencha Occitan (post 1500) (oci)
cinch English (eng) To bring to certain conclusion.. To tighten down. (informal) A firm hold.. (informal) Something that is very easy to do.. A simple saddle girth used in Mexico.

Words with the same origin as cinch

Descendants of *kemǝk-
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