salt etymology

English word salt comes from Old English (ca. 450-1100) gesieltan (To salt.), Proto-Indo-European *sáls

Detailed word origin of salt

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
gesieltan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) To salt.
*sáls Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*saltaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To salt, to pickle.
*saltaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Salty.
salt Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
sealt Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Salt, salty, salted Common salt (sodium chloride).
salt Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
salt English (eng) (figurative, obsolete) Bitter; sharp; pungent.. (figurative, obsolete) Salacious; lecherous; lustful; (of animals) in heat.. Related to salt deposits, excavation, processing or use.. Saline.. Salty; salted. (archaeology) To add bogus evidence to an archeological site.. (cryptography) To add filler bytes before encrypting, in order to make brute-force decryption more resource-intensive.. [...]

Words with the same origin as salt

Descendants of gesieltan
Descendants of *sáls
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