squash etymology

French word squash comes from Latin evanescere, Latin quatio, English squantersquash ((obsolete) Squash (plant). [obsolete by the 1650s].)

Detailed word origin of squash

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
evanescere Latin (lat)
quatio Latin (lat) I move, touch, excite, affect. I shake; agitate. I vex, harass. I wield, brandish.
squantersquash English (eng) (obsolete) Squash (plant). [obsolete by the 1650s].
excutio Latin (lat) I discard, banish.. I examine, inspect.. I shake out, shake off, elicit, knock out, drive out, cast off.
squiss English (eng)
squash French (fra) (sports) (uncountable) squash. Squash court. Squash game.

Words with the same origin as squash

Descendants of quatio
casque cassable cassage cassation casse concussion discutable discutailler discutant discuter percuter rediscuter secouer