sauce etymology

English word sauce comes from Proto-Indo-European *séh₂l-, English salt mine, Proto-Indo-European *sal-yo-, Proto-Indo-European *sl̥i-, and later Latin sal (Salt. Wit.)

Detailed word origin of sauce

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*séh₂l- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
salt mine English (eng) (by extension) Any laborious work situation, especially in a confined space.. Any mine used for the extraction of salt.
*sal-yo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sl̥i- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
sal Latin (lat) Salt. Wit.
salire Latin (lat) (jump, spring). (salt, sprinkle).
salax Latin (lat) (especially of male animals) Prone to leaping.. Lust-provoking, provocative.. Salacious, lustful, lecherous, lascivious.
salsus Latin (lat) (figuratively) witty. Salted (preserved in salt). Salty.
*salsa Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
sauce Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Willow (tree) Sauce (condiment).
sauce English (eng) (UK, Australia) tomato sauce (similar to US tomato ketchup), as in:. (US, obsolete, _, slang, 1800s) Vegetables.. (art) A soft crayon for use in stump drawing or in shading with the stump.. (bodybuilding) Anabolic steroids.. (dated) Cheek; impertinence; backtalk; sass.. (internet slang) used when requesting the source of an image or other posted material.. (obsolete, UK, US, dialect) Any [...]

Words with the same origin as sauce

Descendants of salt mine
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