tablet etymology

English word tablet comes from Latin tabula, Latin table, and later Old French (842-ca. 1400) table (Table (furniture).)

Detailed word origin of tablet

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tabula Latin (lat) (by extension) map, painting, document or other item put onto a tablet. Board or plank. Tablet, sometimes a tablet covered with wax for writing.
table Latin (lat)
table Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Table (furniture).
tablete Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) A board to be written on. Small table. Tablet (flat piece of stone used for inscriptions).
tablet English (eng) (transitive) To form (a drug, etc.) into tablets. (Scotland) A confection made from sugar, condensed milk and butter.. (computing) A graphics tablet.. (computing) A tablet computer, a type of portable computer.. (religion) A short scripture written by the founders of the Bahá'í faith.. A pill; a small, easily swallowed portion of a substance.. A slab of clay used for inscription.

Words with the same origin as tablet

Descendants of tabula
tab table tabloid timetable