curtain etymology

English word curtain comes from Late Latin cortina, Old French cortine (Curtain (large piece of fabric).)

Detailed word origin of curtain

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cortina Late Latin (LL)
cortine Old French (fro) Curtain (large piece of fabric).
courtine Middle English (enm)
curtain English (eng) (architecture) That part of a wall of a building which is between two pavilions, towers, etc.. (euphemistic, also "final curtain") Death.. (fortifications) The flat area of wall which connects two bastions or towers; the main area of a fortified wall.. (obsolete, derogatory) A flag; an ensign.. A piece of cloth covering a window, bed, etc. to offer privacy and keep out light.. A similar [...]

Words with the same origin as curtain

Descendants of cortine
curtain-raise