Cellar etymology


English word cellar comes from Proto-Indo-European *séh₂l-, English salt mine, and later Latin salarius (Of or pertaining to salt. A dealer in salted fish.)

Etymology of cellar

Detailed word origin of cellar

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*séh₂l- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
salt mine English (en) (by extension) Any laborious work situation, especially in a confined space.. Any mine used for the extraction of salt.
salem Latin (lat)
salarius Latin (lat) Of or pertaining to salt. A dealer in salted fish.
salière Old French (fro)
saler English (en)
cellar English (en) Salt cellar.

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