rook etymology

Middle English word rook comes from Proto-Germanic *hraukaz (Haystack. Pile (of stones); heap.), Proto-Indo-European *rewg-, Proto-Indo-European *rowgi-, Proto-Indo-European *rukn-, Old Norse *rauk, Latin crescendum, Old English *rocc (Rock.), Middle Dutch rocke, Middle Persian lhw'

Detailed word origin of rook

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*hraukaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Haystack. Pile (of stones); heap.
*rewg- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*rowgi- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*rukn- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*rauk Old Norse (non)
crescendum Latin (lat)
*rocc Old English (ang) Rock.
rocke Middle Dutch (dum)
lhw' Middle Persian (pal)
hraukr Old Norse (non)
*hrouk Old Dutch (odt)
*rukkô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Spinning wheel, distaff.
رخ Persian (fas) Cheek. Face (chess) rook. Castle.
*raukiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Smoke, vapour.
*rocca Old English (ang)
*kor- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
sincerus Latin (lat) Clean, pure, sound.. Genuine, sincere.. Real, natural.. Uninjured, whole.
roc Old French (fro) (chess) rook.
rouc Old Dutch (odt)
*rōk Old Dutch (odt)
*krok- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*hrōkaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Rook, crow.
hrōc Old English (ang)
rooc Middle Dutch (dum) Smoke. Vapour.
rocke Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as rook

Descendants of *hraukaz
reek rock rok roke rooke
Descendants of *rewg-
reche reech rek reke rich
Descendants of *rukn-
frok roc rocke rokke