rocket etymology

English word rocket comes from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰers-, and later Latin eruca (Caterpillar. Colewort, rocket.)

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Detailed word origin of rocket

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ǵʰers- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ǵʰer(s)-uk-eh₂ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
eruca Latin (lat) Caterpillar. Colewort, rocket.
ruca Italian (ita) (archaic, botany) arugula, rocket.
ruchetta Italian (ita) Arugula, rocket.
roquette French (fra) Rocket (UK, Australia, NZ); arugula (US) (plant). Rocket (weapon).
rocket English (eng) The leaf vegetable Eruca sativa or Eruca vesicaria.. Rocket larkspur (Consolida regalis).

Words with the same origin as rocket

Descendants of *ǵʰers-
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