town etymology

English word town comes from Proto-Celtic *dūnom (Stronghold, rampart.), Gaulish *dunum

Detailed word origin of town

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dūnom Proto-Celtic (cel-pro) Stronghold, rampart.
*dunum Gaulish (cel-gau)
*dūnon Gaulish (cel-gau)
dunum Gaulish (cel-gau) A fort.
dunon Gaulish (cel-gau)
*tūną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Enclosure. Fence.
tūn Old English (ang)
toun Middle English (enm) Town.
town English (eng) (UK, Scotland, dialect, obsolete) A farm or farmstead; also, a court or farmyard.. (UK, historical) A rural settlement in which a market was held at least once a week.. (colloquial) Used to refer to a town or similar entity under discussion.. (legal) A municipal organization, such as a corporation, defined by the laws of the entity of which it is a part.. (obsolete) A collection of houses [...]

Words with the same origin as town

Descendants of *dūnom
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