water etymology

French word water comes from English closet, English water, and later French water-closet ((dated) water closet; WC.)

Detailed word origin of water

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
closet English (eng) (Scotland, obsolete) A sewer.. (US) One intended for storing clothes or bedclothes.. (archaic) A private room used for prayer or other devotions.. (archaic) One used to store curiosities.. (archaic) The private residence or private council chamber of a monarch.. (figuratively) A secret or hiding place, particularly the hiding place in English idioms such as in the closet and skeleton in the [...]
water English (eng) (alchemy, philosophy) The aforementioned liquid, considered one of the Classical elements or basic elements of alchemy.. (colloquial, figuratively) A person's intuition.. (colloquial, medicine) Fluids in the body, especially when causing swelling.. (countable) A serving of liquid water.. (countable, often, in the plural) Spa water.. (figuratively, in the plural, or, in the singular) A state [...]
water closet English (eng) (UK) A flush toilet itself.. (chiefly, _, British) A room containing a flush toilet.. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see water,‎.
water-closet French (fra) (dated) water closet; WC.
water French (fra) Toilet, bathroom.

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Descendants of water