Corn etymology


English word corn comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʰreH₁-, Proto-Indo-European *kor, Proto-Indo-European *ḱerh₂-, and later Old French (842-ca. 1400) cor (Horn (instrument used to produce sound).)

Etymology of corn

Detailed word origin of corn

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*gʰreH₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine) to grow, become green, grow, become green
*kor Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*ḱerh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*ḱr̥h₂-no- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
crescendum Latin (lat)
*ḱr̥- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
cornu Latin (lat) (figuratively) power, strength, might. (musical instruments) a horn as a musical instrument. A horn, antler. A tusk. An arm or wing of an army. Any substance like the material of a horn, such as the bill of a bird. The end of a book or scroll, usually made of ivory. The horns of the moon.
corniculum Latin (lat) A horn-shaped ornament on the helmet, awarded for bravery.. A little horn.
cor Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Horn (instrument used to produce sound).
corn English (en) A type of callus, usually on the feet or hands.

Words with the same origin as corn

Descendants of *kor


Descendants of *ḱerh₂-

cerebral cheer cheerio corner popcorn unicorn