Tour etymology


English word tour comes from Ancient Greek (to 1453) τόρνος, Ancient Greek (to 1453) τύρσις, and later Latin tornus (A potter's wheel.. A turner's wheel, lathe.)

Etymology of tour

Detailed word origin of tour

Dictionary entry Language Definition
τόρνος Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
τύρσις Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
tornus Latin (lat) A potter's wheel.. A turner's wheel, lathe.
turrem Latin (lat)
tornare Latin (lat)
tourner French (fr) (computing) to run, to execute (a program, an application etc.). To film, to shoot a film. To lathe. To stir (e.g. ingredients). To tour, to go on tour. To turn (left, right etc.).
tourner Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
tourner Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm) (intransitive) to return (to go back). (intransitive) to turn (to rotate). (tourner a) to turn into; to change into.
tourn Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
tour English (en) (intransitive) To make a journey. (transitive) To make a circuit of a place (graph theory) A closed trail.. (military) A tour of duty.. (obsolete) A going round; a circuit.. (obsolete) A turn; a revolution.. (sports, chiefly, cricket, _, and, _, rugby) A trip taken to another country in which several matches are played.. A guided visit to a particular place, or virtual place.. A journey [...]

Words with the same origin as tour

Descendants of τόρνος

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