rape etymology

English word rape comes from Proto-Indo-European *rap, and later Latin rapum (Turnip.)

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Detailed word origin of rape

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*rap Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
rapum Latin (lat) Turnip.
rapa Latin (lat)
rape English (eng) Rapeseed, Brassica napus. [late 14th c.].