Catch etymology


English word catch comes from Latin captare, Late Latin recaptiāre, Late Latin recaptiare, and later Latin captio ((Late Latin) Catch. Deception, fraud, deceit. Quibble.)

Etymology of catch

Detailed word origin of catch

Dictionary entry Language Definition
captare Latin (lat)
recaptiāre Late Latin (LL)
recaptiare Late Latin (LL)
captio Latin (lat) (Late Latin) Catch. Deception, fraud, deceit. Quibble.
captio Late Latin (LL)
captiāre Late Latin (LL)
cachier Anglo-Norman (xno)
chacier Old French (fro) To hunt, to go hunting.
cachier Old French (fro) (Old Northern French, Anglo-Norman) (ambitransitive) to hide.
cacchen Middle English (enm)
catch English (en) (countable) A crick; a sudden muscle pain during unaccustomed positioning when the muscle is in use.. (countable) A find, in particular a boyfriend or girlfriend or prospective spouse.. (countable) A fragment of music or poetry.. (countable) A hesitation in voice, caused by strong emotion.. (countable) A stopping mechanism, especially a clasp which stops something from opening.. (countable) [...]

Words with the same origin as catch

Descendants of recaptiāre