jug etymology

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

Detailed word origin of jug

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)
jug English (eng) (New Zealand) A kettle.. (slang) Jail.. (vulgar, slang, chiefly, in the plural) A woman's breasts.. A serving vessel or container, typically circular in cross-section and typically higher than it is wide, with a relatively small mouth or spout, an ear handle and often a stopper or top.. The amount that a jug can hold. (intransitive) To utter a sound like "jug", as certain birds do, [...]

Words with the same origin as jug

Descendants of caucus