column etymology

English word column comes from Latin columna

Detailed word origin of column

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
columna Latin (lat) (New Latin) column as in a book. Column, pillar. Waterspout.
columne Old French (fro) Column (solid upright structure designed as a support or a decoration).
columpe Middle English (enm)
column English (eng) (architecture) A solid upright structure designed usually to support a larger structure above it, such as a roof or horizontal beam, but sometimes for decoration.. (botany) The gynostemium. (by extension) A recurring feature in a periodical, especially an opinion piece, especially by a single author or small rotating group of authors, or on a single theme.. (chemistry) An object used to [...]

Words with the same origin as column

Descendants of columna