rook etymology

English word rook comes from Proto-Germanic *raukiz (Smoke, vapour.), Proto-Germanic *hraukaz (Haystack. Pile (of stones); heap.), Proto-Indo-European *sker-, Old Norse *rauk, Persian رخ (Cheek. Face (chess) rook. Castle.), Proto-Germanic *rukkô (Spinning wheel, distaff.)

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Detailed word origin of rook

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*raukiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Smoke, vapour.
*hraukaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Haystack. Pile (of stones); heap.
*sker- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) cut, to turn, bend, to bend, turn, shear, to twist, bend, dung, manure
*rauk Old Norse (non)
رخ Persian (fas) Cheek. Face (chess) rook. Castle.
*rukkô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Spinning wheel, distaff.
rouc Old Dutch (odt)
*rōk Old Dutch (odt)
hraukr Old Norse (non)
*hrouk Old Dutch (odt)
*kerk- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
roc Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (chess) rook.
*rocca Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*hrōkaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Rook, crow.
hrōc Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
rooc Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350) (dum) Smoke. Vapour.
rokke Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
rook English (eng) (chess) A piece shaped like a castle tower, that can be moved only up, down, left or right (but not diagonally) or in castling.. (rare) A castle or other fortification.

Words with the same origin as rook

Descendants of *raukiz
rich rock
Descendants of *hraukaz
rick
Descendants of *sker-
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Descendants of *rukkô
retro rocket rocky