hoping etymology

English word hoping comes from English landlubber, English hope

Detailed word origin of hoping

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
landlubber English (eng) (nautical, pejorative) Someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship, especially a novice seaman.
hope English (eng) (Christianity) The virtuous desire for future good.. (countable) A person or thing that is a source of hope.. (countable) The actual thing wished for.. (uncountable) The belief or expectation that something wished for can or will happen. (Scotland) A small bay; an inlet; a haven.. A sloping plain between mountain ridges. (intransitive) To place confidence; to trust with confident expectation [...]
hoping English (eng) (rare) Filled with or inspiring hope.

Words with the same origin as hoping

Descendants of landlubber