The boat capsized; I capsized the canoe.
Origin of capsize
- Perhaps from Spanish capuzar to load a ship so that its bow sinks (perhaps alteration of chapuzar to duck, push underwater) (from Vulgar Latin subputeāre) (Latin sub- sub-) (puteus well pit1) or from Spanish cabezar to pitch (from cabeza head) (from Vulgar Latin capitia) (from Latin caput, capit- cape2)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Attested since 1788 CE. Origin unknown. Possibly related to Spanish chapuzar (“to sink by the head”).