pint etymology

English word pint comes from Latin pingo, Proto-Italic *piktos

Detailed word origin of pint

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
pingo Latin (lat) I decorate or embellish. I paint, tint or colour. I portray.
*piktos Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
pictus Latin (lat)
picta Latin (lat)
*pincta Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
pinte Old French (fro)
pinte Middle English (enm)
pint English (eng) (British) A pint of milk.. (medicine) 12 ounces. (metonym) A glass of beer, served by the pint.. A unit of volume, equivalent to ⅛ of a gallon or. A Hungarian pint, 1.696 liters. In the United Kingdom and Commonwealth of Nations approximately 568 millilitres (an imperial pint) and. In the United States approximately.

Words with the same origin as pint

Descendants of pingo
paint pic picture