Quilt etymology


English word quilt comes from Latin calcis, and later Latin culcita (Mattress, pillow, cushion.)

Etymology of quilt

Detailed word origin of quilt

Dictionary entry Language Definition
calcis Latin (lat)
calco Latin (lat) (figuratively) I oppress.. (figuratively) I scorn, contemn, despise.. I trample, tread on.. I walk upon, cross on foot.
culcita Latin (lat) Mattress, pillow, cushion.
cuilte Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
quilte Anglo-Norman (xno)
quilt English (en) To construct a quilt.. To construct something, such as clothing, using the same technique. A bed covering consisting of two layers of fabric stitched together, with insulation between, often having a decorative design.. A quilted skirt worn by women.. A roll of material with sound-absorbing properties, used in soundproofing.

Words with the same origin as quilt

Descendants of calcis

calcium calculate