cycle etymology

English word cycle comes from Proto-Indo-European *kʷel-, and later Proto-Indo-European *kʷékʷlos (Circle. Wheel.)

Detailed word origin of cycle

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kʷel- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kʷékʷlos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Circle. Wheel.
κύκλος Ancient Greek (grc)
cyclus Late Latin (LL)
cycle English (eng) (electronics) To turn power off and back on. (ice hockey) To maintain a team's possession of the puck in the offensive zone by handling and passing the puck in a loop from the boards near the goal up the side boards and passing to back to the boards near the goal. To go through a cycle or to put through a cycle.. To ride a bicycle or other cycle. (baseball) A single, a double, a triple, and [...]

Words with the same origin as cycle

Descendants of *kʷel-
behold bicycle bike collar colonel colony column cult cultural culture gal hail halt held hold holding holly holy household motorcycle pole shall wheel wheelchair