Cup – From the Proto-Indo-European word for pit

Cup: A small bowl-shaped container for drinking from, typically having a handle.

‘Cup’ comes from the old English word ‘cuppe’ (which is also where we get the word ‘coupe’) and before that from the Latin word ‘cupa’ which meant ‘tub’ or ‘barrel’. The root word is the Proto-Indo-European word ‘keup’ which meant ‘pit’.

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