cop etymology

Middle English word cop comes from Old English ator (Poison, venom.), Proto-Indo-European *gu-, Proto-Indo-European *gew-, Proto-Indo-European *kewp-, Proto-Indo-European *keup-, Malayalam copa, English atter, Byzantine Greek κούπα

Detailed word origin of cop

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ator Old English (ang) Poison, venom.
*gu- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*gew- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kewp- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*keup- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
copa Malayalam (mal)
atter English (eng) (UK, _, dialectal) To discharge, as a sore; clot; curdle; cake.. (UK, _, dialectal) To venom; sting. (UK, _, dialectal) A scab; a dry sore.. (UK, _, dialectal) Epithelium produced on the tongue.. (archaic, or, UK, _, dialectal) Poison, venom, especially of a venomous animal.. (archaic, or, UK, _, dialectal) Pus, corrupt or morbid matter from a sore or wound.
κούπα Byzantine Greek (gkm)
*gup- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
κούπα Modern Greek (1453-) (ell) Cup (part of a brassiere). Hearts (suit of playing cards). Liquid measure used in cookery. Mug, large cup (drinking vessel). Trophy cup.
*kubnáz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*kuppaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Crown (of the head); harnpan; skull; head. Knoll; hilltop; summit. Round object; orb. Vessel; container; bowl.
copp Old English (ang) Cup; vessel Top; summit.
copp Old English (ang) Top; summit.
cupa Latin (lat) Handle, axle. Tub, cask, tun, vat.
cuppa Late Latin (LL)
cuppa Latin (lat) Axle. Bar of an oil press. Barrel, cask. Drinking vessel.
copp Old English (ang) Cup; vessel.
cuppe Old English (ang) A small drinking vessel; cup.
ātorcoppe Old English (ang)
cuppe Middle English (enm)
cop English (eng) (slang, law enforcement) A police officer or prison guard. (obsolete) A spider. (architecture, military) A merlon.. (crafts) The ball of thread wound on to the spindle in a spinning machine.. (obsolete) The crown (of the head); also the head itself. [14th-15th c.]. (obsolete) The top, summit, especially of a hill.. A tube or quill upon which silk is wound. (intransitive, usually with "to", [...]

Words with the same origin as cop

Descendants of ator
ater atter attri attry coppe cuppe ætriȝ
Descendants of *gew-
cod codde codpiece kile kuggel kyle kylle
Descendants of *kewp-
coupe cuuel hof hoof houve hovel hoven hovil hovylle howve huve hyfe hyve
Descendants of *keup-
coif coiffe coyf coyfe coyffe