Cement etymology


English word cement comes from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂id-, and later Proto-Italic *kaidō (To cut, to hew, to fell.)

Etymology of cement

Detailed word origin of cement

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*keh₂id- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*kaidō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) To cut, to hew, to fell.
caedo Latin (lat) Cut, hew, fell.. Defeat decisively (defeat with heavy losses to the enemy side).. Kill.. Strike, beat.
caementum Latin (lat) Cement; mortar. Chips of marble. Rough stone from the quarry.
ciment Old French (fro)
cement English (en) (anatomy) The layer of bone investing the root and neck of a tooth; cementum.. (countable, uncountable) A powdered substance that develops strong adhesive properties when mixed with water.. (figurative) A bond of union; that which unites firmly, as persons in friendship or in society.. (uncountable) Any material with strong adhesive properties.. (uncountable) The paste-like substance [...]

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