escape etymology

English word escape comes from Latin evanescere, Latin capere, Vulgar Latin *excappare

Detailed word origin of escape

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
evanescere Latin (lat)
capere Latin (lat)
*excappare Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*excappō, excappāre Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
escaper Old Northern French (fro-nor)
escape English (eng) (computing) To halt a program or command by pressing a key (such as the "Esc" key) or combination of keys.. (intransitive) To avoid capture; to get away with something, avoid punishment.. (intransitive) To get free, to free oneself.. (transitive) To avoid (any unpleasant person or thing); to elude, get away from.. (transitive) To elude the observation or notice of; to not be seen or [...]

Words with the same origin as escape

Descendants of capere
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