paint etymology

English word paint comes from Proto-Indo-European *pi-né-ḱ-ti ~ pi-n-ḱ-énti, Proto-Indo-European *peyḱ-

Detailed word origin of paint

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*pi-né-ḱ-ti ~ pi-n-ḱ-énti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*peyḱ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
pingere Latin (lat)
paindre Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
paint Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
paincter Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
paint English (eng) (intransitive) To color one's face by way of beautifying it.. (intransitive) To practise the art of painting pictures.. (transitive) To apply in the manner that paint is applied.. (transitive) To apply paint to.. (transitive) To cover (something) with spots of colour, like paint.. (transitive) To create (an image) with paints.. (transitive, computing) To draw an element in a graphical user [...]

Words with the same origin as paint

Descendants of *peyḱ-
fad fade feud file filing foe painter painting pic picture pint pinto