corner etymology

Middle English word corner comes from Latin crescendum, Proto-Indo-European *ḱerh₂-

Detailed word origin of corner

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
crescendum Latin (lat)
*ḱerh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ḱr̥- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ḱr̥h₂-no- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
cornu Latin (lat) (figuratively) power, strength, might. (musical instruments) a horn as a musical instrument. A horn, antler. A tusk. An arm or wing of an army. Any substance like the material of a horn, such as the bill of a bird. The end of a book or scroll, usually made of ivory. The horns of the moon.
corniculum Latin (lat) A horn-shaped ornament on the helmet, awarded for bravery.. A little horn.
cornua Latin (lat)
corna Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*corna Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
corne Old French (fro) Horn (bony projection found on the head of some animals). Horn (instrument used to create sound).
cornere Anglo-Norman (xno)
corner Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as corner

Descendants of *ḱerh₂-
hart heort herne hert hiren hirne horn horne huirne hurne hyrne inkhorn rather reother rether rither rodder rother rudder ruther sere unikorn