rook etymology

English word rook comes from Proto-Germanic *hraukaz (Haystack. Pile (of stones); heap.), Proto-Indo-European *rewg-, Proto-Indo-European *rowgi-, Proto-Indo-European *sker-, Proto-Indo-European *rukn-, Old Norse *rauk, Old English (ca. 450-1100) *rocc (Rock.), Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350) rocke, Pahlavi lhw'

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Detailed word origin of rook

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*hraukaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Haystack. Pile (of stones); heap.
*rewg- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*rowgi- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sker- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) cut, to turn, bend, to bend, turn, shear, to twist, bend, dung, manure
*rukn- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*rauk Old Norse (non)
*rocc Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Rock.
rocke Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350) (dum)
lhw' Pahlavi (pal)
hraukr Old Norse (non)
*hrouk Old Dutch (odt)
*kerk- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*rukkô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Spinning wheel, distaff.
رخ Persian (fas) Cheek. Face (chess) rook. Castle.
*raukiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Smoke, vapour.
*hrōkaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Rook, crow.
*rocca Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
roc Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (chess) rook.
rouc Old Dutch (odt)
*rōk Old Dutch (odt)
hrōc Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
rooc Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350) (dum) Smoke. Vapour.
rocke Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
rook English (eng) Mist; fog; roke.

Words with the same origin as rook

Descendants of *hraukaz
rock
Descendants of *rewg-
rich
Descendants of *sker-
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Descendants of *rukn-
retro rocket rocky