sewer etymology

English word sewer comes from Vulgar Latin *exaquaria, Latin exaquaria, and later Old French sewiere (Overflow channel (for water).)

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Detailed word origin of sewer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*exaquaria Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
exaquaria Latin (lat)
sewiere Old French (fro) Overflow channel (for water).
sewere Anglo-Norman (xno)
seuer Middle English (enm)
sewer English (eng) A pipe or system of pipes used to remove human waste and to provide drainage. (transitive) To provide (a place) with a system of sewers.

Words with the same origin as sewer

Descendants of *exaquaria
sewage