writing etymology

English word writing comes from English landlubber, English write

Detailed word origin of writing

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
landlubber English (eng) (nautical, pejorative) Someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship, especially a novice seaman.
write English (eng) (ambitransitive) To form letters, words or symbols on a surface in order to communicate.. (computing, intransitive, with to) To record data mechanically or electronically.. (intransitive) To be an author.. (transitive) To be the author of (a book, article, poem, etc.).. (transitive) To send written information to.. (transitive) To show (information, etc) in written form.. (transitive, South [...]
writing English (eng) (as a modifier) Intended for or used in writing.. (countable) A work of an author.. (countable) The style of writing of a person.. (uncountable) Graphism of symbols such as letters that express some meaning.. (uncountable) Something written, such as a document, article or book.. (uncountable) The process of representing a language with symbols or letters.

Words with the same origin as writing

Descendants of write