copper etymology

English word copper comes from Latin aes Cyprium, Latin (aes) Cyprium

Detailed word origin of copper

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
aes Cyprium Latin (lat)
(aes) Cyprium Latin (lat)
cuprum Late Latin (LL)
copor Old English (ang)
coper Middle English (enm)
copper English (eng) (UK, archaic) A large pot, often used for heating water or washing clothes over a fire. In Australasia at least, it could also be a fixed installation made of copper, with a fire underneath and its own chimney. Generally made redundant by the advent of the washing machine.. (countable) A copper coin.. (countable) Something made of copper.. (uncountable) a reddish-brown, malleable, ductile [...]