unikorn etymology

Middle English word unikorn comes from Latin corniculum, Latin cornu, and later Latin unicornis (One-horned. A unicorn.)

Detailed word origin of unikorn

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
corniculum Latin (lat) A horn-shaped ornament on the helmet, awarded for bravery.. A little horn.
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.
unicornis Latin (lat) One-horned. A unicorn.
unicorne Old French (fro) Unicorn (mythical beast).
unicorne Anglo-Norman (xno)
unikorn Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as unikorn

Descendants of corniculum
corner unicorne