English word flask comes from Proto-Indo-European *plek-, Proto-Indo-European *pleḱ-, Proto-Indo-European *ploḱ-skō, and later Proto-Germanic *flehtaną (To plait, to weave.).

Flask etymology history

Flask detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*plek- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*pleḱ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ploḱ-skō Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*flehtaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To plait, to weave.
*flaskǭ Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) A plaiting-covered vessel. Bottle, flask.
flasce Old English (ang) Flask, bottle.
*flaska Frankish (frk) Bottle, flask.
flasca Latin (lat)
flasco Late Latin (LL)
flascon Anglo-Norman (xno)
flasche Middle English (enm)
flask Middle English (enm)
flask English (eng) (engineering) A container for holding a casting mold, especially for sand casting molds.. (sciences) Laboratory glassware used to hold larger volumes than test tubes, normally having a narrow mouth of a standard size which widens to a flat or spherical base.. A bed in a gun carriage.. A container used to discreetly carry a small amount of a hard alcoholic beverage; a pocket flask.. A narrow- [...]

Words with the same origin as flask

Descendants of *plek-
fiasco flash goon
Descendants of *pleḱ-
accomplice application apply complicate deploy display duplicate employ employee employer employment exploit imply multiply ploy replica reply simple simplicity single supply