Veal etymology


English word veal comes from English egg, Ancient Greek (to 1453) ἔταλον, and later Latin vitulus (A bull calf.)

Etymology of veal

Detailed word origin of veal

Dictionary entry Language Definition
egg English (en) (NZ, pejorative) A foolish or obnoxious person.. (biology, countable) The female primary cell, the ovum.. (countable, uncountable) The egg of a domestic fowl (especially a hen) or its contents, used as food.. (informal) A person, fellow.. (mildly, pejorative, slang, ethnic slur) , (potentially offensive) A person of Caucasian (Western) ancestry, who has a strong desire to learn about and [...]
ἔταλον Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
egg yolk English (en) The yellow central part of a chicken’s (or other bird’s) egg.
*ut- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
vitulus Latin (lat) A bull calf.
vitellus Latin (lat) A small calf. The yolk of an egg.
veel Anglo-Norman (xno)
veal English (en) The flesh of a calf (i.e. a young bovine) used for food.

Words with the same origin as veal

Descendants of ἔταλον

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