curt etymology

English word curt comes from Proto-Italic *kortos, Proto-Indo-European *kr-

Detailed word origin of curt

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kortos Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
*kr- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
curta Latin (lat)
curt English (eng) Brief or terse, especially to the point of being rude.. Short or concise. (obsolete, rare) To cut, cut short, shorten.

Words with the same origin as curt

Descendants of *kortos
court courtesy courthouse courtroom courtyard humility
Descendants of *kr-
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