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English word dungeon comes from Malayalam dungiō, Proto-Indo-European *dʰengʰ-, and later Old French dungun (Keep (part of a dungeon).).

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Dungeon detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
dungiō Malayalam (mal)
*dʰengʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to cover, hide, conceal, to cover
dungun Old French (fro) Keep (part of a dungeon).
*dungō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Dung, manure.
*dungz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Cellar.
dung Old English (ang) Dung, manure Dungeon, prison.
dungun Middle English (enm)
dungeon English (eng) (transitive) To imprison in a dungeon. (BDSM) A room dedicated to sadomasochistic sexual activity.. (games) An area inhabited by enemies, containing story objectives, treasure and bosses.. (obsolete) The main tower of a motte or castle; a keep or donjon.. An underground prison or vault, typically built underneath a castle.

Words with the same origin as dungeon

Descendants of *dʰengʰ-