diamond etymology

English word diamond comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) aïmant, Ancient Greek (to 1453) ἀ-, Ancient Greek (to 1453) δαμάζω

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word diamond. Currently you are viewing the etymology of diamond with the meaning: (Verb Noun Adjective) To adorn with or as if with diamonds (baseball) The entire field of play used in the game.. (baseball) The infield of a baseball field.. (card games) A card of the diamonds suit.. (geometry) A [...]To adorn with or as if with diamonds (baseball) The entire field of play used in the game.. (baseball) The infield of a baseball field.. (card games) A card of the diamonds suit.. (geometry) A [...]

Detailed word origin of diamond

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
aïmant Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
ἀ- Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
δαμάζω Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
ἀδάμας Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
adamantis Latin (lat)
adimas Latin (lat)
diamantis Latin (lat)
diamas Late Latin (LL)
diamant Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
diamond English (eng) To adorn with or as if with diamonds (baseball) The entire field of play used in the game.. (baseball) The infield of a baseball field.. (card games) A card of the diamonds suit.. (geometry) A rhombus, especially when oriented so that its longer axis is vertical.. (geometry) The polyiamond made up of two triangles.. (printing, uncountable, dated) A size of type, standardised as 4½ point.. [...]

Words with the same origin as diamond

Descendants of aïmant
adamant
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