current etymology

English word current comes from Proto-Italic *korzō (To run.)

Detailed word origin of current

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*korzō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) To run.
currendus Latin (lat)
currens Latin (lat)
corre Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (of a horse) to gallop. To run. To travel in general.
curant Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (chiefly, Anglo-Norman) (chiefly, Anglo-Norman) ;.
curraunt Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
current English (eng) (electricity) The time rate of flow of electric charge.. A tendency or a course of events.. The part of a fluid that moves continuously in a certain direction. (obsolete) Running or moving rapidly.. Existing or occurring at the moment.. Generally accepted, used, practiced, or prevalent at the moment.

Words with the same origin as current

Descendants of *korzō
aneurysm car career cargo carriage charge corral courier course currency curry discharge horse horseback horseman horsepower hoss hurry miscarriage occur roach rush tournament trojan