joust etymology

English word joust comes from Proto-Italic *jungō (To join. To yoke.), Proto-Italic *jougos (Yoked animals, team.), Proto-Indo-European *yung-

Detailed word origin of joust

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*jungō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) To join. To yoke.
*jougos Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Yoked animals, team.
*yung- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*jougVstos Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
iungere Latin (lat)
iuxta Latin (lat) Just as. Near, close to. Nearly According to. Adjoining. Like. Near, close to, next to.
*iuxto Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
jouster Old French (fro)
joust English (eng) A tilting match: a mock combat between two mounted knights or men-at-arms using lances in the lists or enclosed field. (idiomatic) To engage in verbal sparring over an important issue. (used of two people, both of whom participate more or less equally). (idiomatic) To touch penises while engaging in a sex act, especially oral sex.. To engage in mock combat on horseback, as two knights in the [...]

Words with the same origin as joust

Descendants of *jungō
adjunct conjugate enjoin gaon join joiner joint jostle jugular jument junction juncture junta just rejoin self-join subjugate subjugation yoke yokelet yokest yuga zygon zygote
Descendants of *jougos
ajutage justle juxta