Corner etymology


English word corner comes from Proto-Indo-European *ḱerh₂-, Proto-Indo-European *kr̥-

Etymology of corner

Detailed word origin of corner

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*ḱerh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*kr̥- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*ḱr̥h₂-no- 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.
cornua Latin (lat)
corna Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*corna Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
corne Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Horn (bony projection found on the head of some animals). Horn (instrument used to create sound).
cornere Anglo-Norman (xno)
corner Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
corner English (en) (automotive, intransitive) To handle while moving around a corner in a road or otherwise turning.. (automotive, transitive) To turn a corner or drive around a curve.. (finance, business, transitive) To get or attempt to get a sufficient command of (a stock, commodity, etc.), so as to be able to manipulate its price.. (transitive) To drive (someone) into a corner or other confined space.. [...]

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