scissors etymology

English word scissors comes from Latin -cisus

Detailed word origin of scissors

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-cisus Latin (lat)
cisorium Late Latin (LL)
*cisoria Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
cisoires Old French (fro)
sisoures Middle English (enm)
scissors English (eng) (countable, gymnastics) An exercise in which the legs are switched back and forth, suggesting the motion of scissors.. (countable, plural in form, usually, with a plural verb) A tool used for cutting thin material, consisting of two crossing blades attached at a pivot point in such a way that the blades slide across each other when the handles are closed.. (countable, rugby) An attacking [...]

Words with the same origin as scissors

Descendants of -cisus
scissor scissorstail