rape etymology

English word rape comes from Proto-Italic *rapiō (Seize, take away.), Latin crescendum, Proto-Germanic *hrapaną

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word rape. Currently you are viewing the etymology of rape with the meaning: (Noun Adverb Verb) (obsolete) Haste; precipitancy; a precipitate course. [14th-17th c.] (obsolete) Quickly; hastily. [14th-19th c.] (obsolete, intransitive, or, _, reflexive) To make haste; to hasten or hurry. [...](obsolete) Haste; precipitancy; a precipitate course. [14th-17th c.] (obsolete) Quickly; hastily. [14th-19th c.] (obsolete, intransitive, or, _, reflexive) To make haste; to hasten or hurry. [...]

Detailed word origin of rape

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*rapiō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Seize, take away.
crescendum Latin (lat)
*hrapaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
rapio Latin (lat) I snatch, grab, carry off, abduct, rape.
*kor- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
sincerus Latin (lat) Clean, pure, sound.. Genuine, sincere.. Real, natural.. Uninjured, whole.
*(s)krebʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*hrapōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To graze, make contact (with), touch. To scratch, scrape. To snatch.
hreppan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) (transitive) To attack.. (transitive) To touch; treat.
*hrapian Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
hrapa Old Norse (non)
rappen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
rape English (eng) (obsolete) Haste; precipitancy; a precipitate course. [14th-17th c.] (obsolete) Quickly; hastily. [14th-19th c.] (obsolete, intransitive, or, _, reflexive) To make haste; to hasten or hurry. [14th-16th c.].

Words with the same origin as rape

Descendants of *rapiō
rap rapid raven ravishing