plaster etymology

English word plaster comes from Ancient Greek (to 1453) ἐν-, Ancient Greek (to 1453) πλάσσω, Ancient Greek (to 1453) εμπλαστρον

Detailed word origin of plaster

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ἐν- Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
πλάσσω Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
εμπλαστρον Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
ἔμπλαστρον Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
emplastrum Latin (lat) (horticulture) piece of bark used in budding, scutcheon, shield. (medical) plaster, bandage.
plastrum Latin (lat)
plastrum Late Latin (LL)
plaster Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
plaster English (eng) (transitive) To cover or coat something with plaster, or apply a plaster. To render.. (transitive) To hide or cover up, as if with plaster. (countable) A cast made of plaster of Paris and gauze; plaster cast.. (countable, British, New Zealand, Canada) A small adhesive bandage to cover a minor wound; a sticking plaster.. (uncountable) A mixture of lime or gypsum, sand, and water, sometimes [...]

Words with the same origin as plaster

Descendants of πλάσσω
plastered plastic