chevrotain etymology

French word chevrotain comes from Proto-Indo-European *kápros (He-goat, billy goat.), Middle Dutch boc (Buck, male goat.), Middle Dutch buc

Detailed word origin of chevrotain

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kápros Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) He-goat, billy goat.
boc Middle Dutch (dum) Buck, male goat.
buc Middle Dutch (dum)
*kapros Proto-Italic (itc-pro) He-goat.
caper Italian (ita)
caper Romanian (ron)
bok Dutch (nld) (gymnastics) vaulting horse. (pejorative) churl, grouch. (pejorative) oaf, bumpkin. (printing) job case, type case. A crane on legs. Box, perch (driver's seat on a carriage). Male goat, buck, billy. Sawbuck, buck.
caper Latin (lat) A male goat.
capra Latin (lat) A she-goat. The odor of armpits.
chievre Old French (fro) Goat (mammal).
chevre Middle French (frm) Goat.
chèvre French (fra) Goat cheese (US), goat's cheese (UK). She-goat.
chevrotain French (fra)

Words with the same origin as chevrotain

Descendants of *kápros
Capricorne Chevrolet cabriole caprin chevreau chevrette chevreuil chevrier chevrotant chevroter chèvre garron