cross etymology

English word cross comes from Latin crux, Old Irish (to 900) cros

Detailed word origin of cross

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
crux Latin (lat) (derogatory) gallows bird; one who deserves to be hanged. (figuratively) torture; misery. Wooden frame on which criminals were crucified, especially a cross.
cros Old Irish (to 900) (sga)
kross Old Norse (non)
cros Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
cros Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
cross English (eng) (Christianity) A hand gesture made in imitation of the shape of the Cross.. (Christianity) A modified representation of the crucifixion stake, worn as jewellery or displayed as a symbol of religious devotion.. (Rubik's Cube) Four edge cubies of one side that are in their right places, forming the shape of a cross.. (biology) An animal or plant produced by crossbreeding or cross- [...]

Words with the same origin as cross

Descendants of crux
crossing crossroads crossword crucifix crucify cruise crusade