opercule etymology

French word opercule comes from Latin operio, and later Latin operculum (Cover, covering.)

Detailed word origin of opercule

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
operio Latin (lat) (by extension) I shut, close.. (figuratively) I hide, conceal, dissemble.. (figuratively) I overwhelm, burden.. (figuratively, of a sin) I atone for, cover, cause to be forgotten.. I cover (over something); envelop.
operculum Latin (lat) Cover, covering.
opercule French (fra) Operculum.

Words with the same origin as opercule

Descendants of operio
apert aperture apéritif apéro découvert découvreur découvrir ouvert ouvrant ouvre-bouteille ouvre-boîte ouvreur ouvrir