group etymology

English word group comes from Proto-Germanic *kruppaz, and later Italian groppo (Tangle.)

Detailed word origin of group

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kruppaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (of a bird) a crop. (of harvest, fruit, plant, corn) a crop; bunch; cluster; head (of grain). A body; mass. A compressed, round mass; lump; ball. A group; bunch; collection.
*krupp Frankish (frk)
*cruppo Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*cruppo Latin (lat)
groppo Italian (ita) Tangle.
groupe French (fra) Group.
group English (eng) (astronomy) A small number (up to about fifty) of galaxies that are near each other.. (business) A commercial organization.. (chemistry) A column in the periodic table of chemical elements.. (chemistry) A functional group.. (computing) A number of users with same rights with respect to accession, modification, and execution of files, computers and peripherals.. (geology) A collection of [...]

Words with the same origin as group

Descendants of *kruppaz