lace etymology

English word lace comes from Latin laqueus (Noose. Snare, gin, trap.), Proto-Indo-European *led-

Detailed word origin of lace

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
laqueus Latin (lat) Noose. Snare, gin, trap.
*led- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*laceum Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
lassus Latin (lat) Exhausted, used up. Weary, faint, tired.
las Old French (fro) Alas.
lace English (eng) (transitive) To add alcohol, poison, a drug or anything else potentially harmful to (food or drink).. (transitive) To fasten (something) with laces.. (transitive) To interweave items.. (transitive) To interweave the spokes of a bicycle wheel.. To adorn with narrow strips or braids of some decorative material.. To beat; to lash; to make stripes on. (countable) A cord or ribbon passed through [...]

Words with the same origin as lace

Descendants of laqueus