Map etymology


English word map comes from Latin mappa ((New Latin) A map. (racing) A starting signal.. A napkin.), Latin mundus

Etymology of map

Detailed word origin of map

Dictionary entry Language Definition
mappa Latin (lat) (New Latin) A map. (racing) A starting signal.. A napkin.
mundus Latin (lat) Clean, pure; neat. Decorated, adorned. Nice, fine, elegant, sophisticated (= κόσμος) the universe, the world, esp. the heavens and the heavenly bodies. (eccl. Lat.) the world as opposed to the church; this world, the realm of sin and death, as opposed to Christ's kingdom of holiness and life. Implement. The inhabitants of the earth, mankind. Toilet ornaments, decorations, dress (of a woman).
mappa mundī Malayalam (mal)
mappa mundi Malayalam (mal)
mapamonde Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) World map.
mapemounde Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) Map of the world.
map English (en) (mathematics, transitive, followed by a "to" phrase) To act as a function on something, taking it to something else.. To create a visual representation of a territory, etc. via cartography.. To inform someone of a particular idea. (UK, old-fashioned) The face.. (board games, computer games) A predefined and confined imaginary area where a game session takes place.. (mathematics) A function.. [...]

Words with the same origin as map

Descendants of mappa

apron napkin