rock etymology

English word rock comes from Proto-Indo-European *ruk-, Old English (ca. 450-1100) *rocc (Rock.)

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Detailed word origin of rock

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ruk- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*rocc Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Rock.
*rukkô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Spinning wheel, distaff.
*rocco Old Dutch (odt)
*rocko Old Dutch (odt)
*rocko Old Saxon (osx)
*rocca Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
rocken Middle Low German (gml)
rocke Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350) (dum)
rokke Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
rock English (eng) (British, uncountable) A type of confectionery made from sugar in the shape of a stick, traditionally having some text running through its length.. (South Africa, slang, derogatory) An Afrikaner.. (UK) A boulder or large stone; or (US, Canada) a smaller stone; a pebble.. (US, _, poker, _, slang) An extremely conservative player who is willing to play only the very strongest hands.. (US, [...]

Words with the same origin as rock

Descendants of *ruk-
retro rocket rocky rook