lance etymology

English word lance comes from Latin lancea

Detailed word origin of lance

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
lancea Latin (lat) The Roman auxiliaries' short javelin; a light spear or lance.
lance Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Lance (weapon).
lance English (eng) To open with a lancet; to pierce. To pierce with a lance, or with any similar weapon.. To throw in the manner of a lance; to lanch. (fishing) A spear or harpoon used by whalers and fishermen.. (founding) A small iron rod which suspends the core of the mold in casting a shell.. (medicine) A lancet.. (military) A soldier armed with a lance; a lancer.. (military) An instrument which conveys the [...]

Words with the same origin as lance

Descendants of lancea
freelance launch launching