rail etymology

English word rail comes from Middle French raier

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word rail. Currently you are viewing the etymology of rail with the meaning: (Verb) (obsolete) To gush, flow (of liquid).(obsolete) To gush, flow (of liquid)

Detailed word origin of rail

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
raier Middle French (frm)
raier Anglo-Norman (xno)
rail English (eng) (obsolete) To gush, flow (of liquid).