ocean etymology

English word ocean comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) occean (Ocean (large body of water).)

Detailed word origin of ocean

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
occean Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Ocean (large body of water).
occyan Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
ocean English (eng) (countable) One of the large bodies of water separating the continents.. (figuratively) An immense expanse; any vast space or quantity without apparent limits.. (uncountable) Water belonging to an ocean.

Words with the same origin as ocean

Descendants of occean