judge etymology

English word judge comes from Latin judex, Latin caucus ((Late Latin) a drinking vessel.)

Detailed word origin of judge

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
judex Latin (lat)
caucus Latin (lat) (Late Latin) a drinking vessel.
juge Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Judge; arbiter.
ceac Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Basin; laver. Jug; pitcher.
iugge Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
judge English (eng) A public official whose duty it is to administer the law, especially by presiding over trials and rendering judgments; a justice.. A person officiating at a sports event or similar.. A person who decides the fate of someone or something that has been called into question.. A person who evaluates something or forms an opinion. (intransitive) To arbitrate; to pass opinion on something, [...]

Words with the same origin as judge

Descendants of caucus