courage etymology

English word courage comes from Proto-Indo-European *ḱerd-, Proto-Indo-European *ḱḗr ~ ḱr̥d-, and later Proto-Italic *kord (Heart.)

Detailed word origin of courage

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ḱerd- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ḱḗr ~ ḱr̥d- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ḱr̥d- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kord Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Heart.
cordis Latin (lat)
*corāticum Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
corage Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Courage.
courage English (eng) The ability to do things which one finds frightening.. The quality of a confident character not to be afraid or intimidated easily but without being incautious or inconsiderate. (obsolete) To encourage. [15th-17thc.].

Words with the same origin as courage

Descendants of *ḱerd-
according cardiac choir courageous credible credit encourage hand handbag handcuffs handkerchief handshake handwriting handy heart heartbeat heartless incredible quarry record recorder recording sweetheart tart