ink etymology

English word ink comes from Ancient Greek ἐν, Ancient Greek καίω, Ancient Greek ἐν-, Ancient Greek καυστός, and later Latin encaustus (Burned in, encaustic. The encaustic mode of painting.)

Detailed word origin of ink

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ἐν Ancient Greek (grc)
καίω Ancient Greek (grc)
ἐν- Ancient Greek (grc)
καυστός Ancient Greek (grc)
ἔγκαυστον Ancient Greek (grc)
encaustum Late Latin (LL)
encaustus Latin (lat) Burned in, encaustic. The encaustic mode of painting.
encaustum Latin (lat) The purple-red ink used by the later Roman emperors.
enque Old French (fro) Ink (dark liquid used for writing, etc.).
ink English (eng) (transitive) To apply a tattoo to (someone).. (transitive) To apply ink to; to cover or smear with ink.. (transitive) To sign (a document) (with or as if with ink). (countable) A particular type, color or container of this fluid.. (slang) Cheap red wine.. (slang, uncountable) Publicity.. (slang, uncountable) Tattoo work.. A pigment (or dye)-based fluid used for writing, printing etc.. The [...]

Words with the same origin as ink

Descendants of ἐν
brass emphasis energetic energy enthusiasm
Descendants of καίω
Descendants of καυστός