Crown etymology


English word crown comes from Ancient Greek (to 1453) κορώνη, and later Old French (842-ca. 1400) corone (Crown (decoration for the head).)

Etymology of crown

Detailed word origin of crown

Dictionary entry Language Definition
κορώνη Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
corona Latin (lat) Crown. Garland, chaplet, laurel, or wreath; presented to athletes, the gods, or the dead.
corone Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Crown (decoration for the head).
coroune Anglo-Norman (xno)
crown English (en) (board games) In checkers, to stack two checkers to indicate that the piece has become a king.. (firearms) To widen the opening of the barrel.. (medicine) Of a baby, during the birthing process; for the surface of the baby's head to appear in the vaginal opening.. (military) To effect a lodgment upon, as upon the crest of the glacis, or the summit of the breach.. (nautical) To lay the ends [...]