cup etymology

English word cup comes from Proto-Indo-European *gu-, Proto-Indo-European *gew-, Old English (ca. 450-1100) ator (Poison, venom.), English atter, Proto-Indo-European *kewp-, Proto-Indo-European *keup-, Malayalam copa, Modern Greek (1453-) κούπα, Proto-Germanic *kubnáz

Detailed word origin of cup

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kewp- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) a hollow
cupa Latin (lat) Handle, axle. Tub, cask, tun, vat.
cuppa Late Latin (LL)
cuppe Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) A small drinking vessel; cup.

Words with the same origin as cup

Descendants of *gu-
cop copper cupcake flashing
Descendants of *gew-
cod kidney
Descendants of *kewp-
anyhow coop hive hoof how