couple etymology

English word couple comes from Latin co- ((intensifier). Together, with.), Latin apere

Detailed word origin of couple

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
co- Latin (lat) (intensifier). Together, with.
apere Latin (lat)
copula Latin (lat) A bond, tie, or other connecting item.
*copla Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
couple Old French (fro) Couple (two things). Sexual liaison.
couple English (eng) (architecture) A couple-close.. (informal) A small number.. (obsolete) That which joins or links two things together; a bond or tie; a coupler.. (physics) Two forces that are equal in magnitude but opposite in direction (and acting along parallel lines), thus creating the turning effect of a torque or moment.. One of the pairs of plates of two metals which compose a voltaic battery, called a [...]

Words with the same origin as couple

Descendants of co-
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