cruise etymology

English word cruise comes from Proto-Indo-European *kor-

Detailed word origin of cruise

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kor- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
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.
cruce Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350) (dum)
kruis Dutch (nld) (figuratively) difficult or tortuous situation. (heraldiccharge) cross. (music) sharp. Cross (execution device). Cross, X-shape. Crotch. Heads (side of a coin).
kruisen Dutch (nld) (transitive) to breed (to arrange the mating of specific animals or plants). (transitive) to cross, intersect.
cruise English (eng) (aeronautics) Portion of aircraft travel at a constant airspeed and altitude between ascent and descent phases.. A sea or lake voyage, especially one taken for pleasure. (ambitransitive, forestry) To inspect (forest land) for the purpose of estimating the quantity of lumber it will yield.. (intransitive) To sail about, especially for pleasure.. (intransitive) To travel at constant speed for [...]

Words with the same origin as cruise

Descendants of *kor-
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