Cake etymology


English word cake comes from Proto-Indo-European *ǵyewh₁-, Proto-Indo-European *gōg-, Proto-Indo-European *gog, and later Proto-Germanic *kakǭ (Cake.)

Etymology of cake

Detailed word origin of cake

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*ǵyewh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*gōg- Proto-Indo-European (ine) round, ball-shaped object; lump; clump
*gog Proto-Indo-European (ine) ball-shaped object
*kakǭ Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Cake.
kaka Old Norse (non) Cake.
cake Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
cake English (en) (slang) A trivially easy task or responsibility; from a piece of cake.. (slang) Money.. A block of any of various dense materials.. A rich, sweet dessert food, typically made of flour, sugar, and eggs and baked in an oven, and often covered in icing.. A small mass of baked dough, especially a thin loaf from unleavened dough.. A thin wafer-shaped mass of fried batter; a griddlecake or [...]

Words with the same origin as cake

Descendants of *ǵyewh₁-