capra etymology

Latin word capra comes from Proto-Indo-European *kápros (He-goat, billy goat.), Proto-Germanic *bukkaz (Buck.), Proto-Germanic *būkaz (Belly, abdomen. Body.)

Detailed word origin of capra

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kápros Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) He-goat, billy goat.
*bukkaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Buck.
*būkaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Belly, abdomen. Body.
*kapros Proto-Italic (itc-pro) He-goat.
buk Old Dutch (odt)
*bukk Frankish (frk) Buck.
*buk Frankish (frk)
buc Old Dutch (odt)
būk Old Dutch (odt)
boc Middle Dutch (dum) Buck, male goat.
buc Middle Dutch (dum)
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.