rail etymology

English word rail comes from Proto-Indo-European *krok-, and later Proto-Germanic *hragilą (Clothing; attire. Garment; dress; mantle; robe.)

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Detailed word origin of rail

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*krok- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*hragilą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Clothing; attire. Garment; dress; mantle; robe.
hræġl Old English (ang)
hræġel Old English (ang)
*reȝol Middle English (enm)
rail English (eng) (obsolete) An item of clothing; a cloak or other garment; a dress.. (obsolete) Specifically, a woman's headscarf or neckerchief.

Words with the same origin as rail

Descendants of *krok-
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