Capsule etymology


English word capsule comes from Proto-Italic *kapiō (Take, seize.), Latin -ola, Proto-Indo-European *kh₂pyéti (To be grasping.)

Etymology of capsule

Detailed word origin of capsule

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*kapiō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Take, seize.
-ola Latin (lat)
*kh₂pyéti Proto-Indo-European (ine) To be grasping.
*kh₂pyé- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
capere Latin (lat)
capsa Latin (lat) A box, repository; especially a cylindrical container for books; bookcase.
capsula Latin (lat) Small box or chest.
capsule French (fr) Bottle cap. Cap or primer for a gun. Capsule.
capsule English (en) (attributively, figuratively) in a brief, condensed or compact form. (botany) A sporangium, especially in bryophytes.. (botany) A type of simple, dehiscent, dry fruit (seed-case) produced by many species of flowering plants, such as poppy, lily, orchid, willow and cotton.. (chemistry, dated) A small clay saucer for roasting or melting samples of ores, etc.; a scorifier.. (dialectal, UK, [...]

Words with the same origin as capsule

Descendants of -ola


Descendants of *kh₂pyéti

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