rock etymology

English word rock comes from Proto-Germanic *raukiz (Smoke, vapour.), Proto-Germanic *hraukaz (Haystack. Pile (of stones); heap.), Sanskrit रथ, Proto-Indo-European *krek-, Proto-Indo-European *ruk-, Old Norse *rauk, Middle Low German rocken, Old English (ca. 450-1100) *rocc (Rock.)

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word rock. Currently you are viewing the etymology of rock with the meaning: (Noun) (countable) Distaff.. (uncountable) The flax or wool on a distaff.(countable) Distaff.. (uncountable) The flax or wool on a distaff

Detailed word origin of rock

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*raukiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Smoke, vapour.
*hraukaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Haystack. Pile (of stones); heap.
रथ Sanskrit (san) Calamus rotang, a rattan palm.. Dalbergia ougeinensis, blackwood. Chariot, car, especially a two-wheeled war-chariot (lighter and swifter than the अनस्), any vehicle or equipage or carriage (applied also to the vehicles of the gods), waggon, cart. Limb, member, part. The body. Warrior, hero, champion Affection, love. Pleasure, joy, delight (compare मनोरथ).
*krek- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ruk- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*rauk Old Norse (non)
rocken Middle Low German (gml)
*rocc Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Rock.
rouc Old Dutch (odt)
*rōk Old Dutch (odt)
hraukr Old Norse (non)
*hrouk Old Dutch (odt)
lhw' Pahlavi (pal)
*hrōkaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Rook, crow.
*rukkô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Spinning wheel, distaff.
رخ Persian (fas) Cheek. Face (chess) rook. Castle.
hrōc Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*rocco Old Dutch (odt)
*rocko Old Dutch (odt)
*rocca Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
roc Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (chess) rook.
rooc Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350) (dum) Smoke. Vapour.
rocke Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350) (dum)
rokke Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
rock English (eng) (countable) Distaff.. (uncountable) The flax or wool on a distaff.

Words with the same origin as rock

Descendants of *raukiz
rich rook
Descendants of *hraukaz
Descendants of *krek-
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Descendants of *ruk-