Cure etymology


English word cure comes from Latin curam, Proto-Indo-European *koys-, Romanian colare, and later Old French (842-ca. 1400) curer ((medicine) to treat (an illness, a symptom, etc.).)

Etymology of cure

Detailed word origin of cure

Dictionary entry Language Definition
curam Latin (lat)
*koys- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
colare Romanian (ron)
curo Latin (lat) I arrange, see to, attend to, take care of, ensure. I govern, command. I heal, cure. I undertake, procure.
curer Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (medicine) to treat (an illness, a symptom, etc.).
curen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
cure English (en) (intransitive) To be undergoing a chemical or physical process for preservation or use.. (intransitive) To bring about a cure of any kind.. (intransitive) To solidify or gel.. (obsolete) To pay heed; to care; to give attention.. (obsolete, intransitive) To become healed.. (transitive) To bring (a disease or its bad effects) to an end.. (transitive) To cause to be rid of (a defect).. [...]

Words with the same origin as cure

Descendants of *koys-