courtship etymology

English word courtship comes from English court, English -ship

Detailed word origin of courtship

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
court English (eng) (intransitive) To engage in activities intended to win someone's affections.. (intransitive) To engage in courtship behavior.. (transitive) To attempt to attract.. (transitive) To attempt to gain alliance with.. (transitive) To engage in behavior leading to mating.. (transitive) To invite by attractions; to allure; to attract.. (transitive) To risk (a consequence, usually negative).. [...]
-ship English (eng) Appended to a noun to form a new noun denoting a property or state of being, time spent in a role, or a specialised union.
courtship English (eng) Court policy; the character of a courtier; artifice of a court; court-craft; finesse.. Courtliness; elegance of manners; courtesy.. The act of paying court, with the intent to solicit a favor.. The act of wooing in love; solicitation of woman to marriage.

Words with the same origin as courtship

Descendants of -ship
censorship championship citizenship companionship craftsmanship dealership dictatorship guardianship internship kinship ladyship leadership lordship marksmanship membership ownership partnership penmanship relationship scholarship showmanship sponsorship sportsmanship worship