Other Word Forms of Coat
Origin of Coat
From Middle English coate, cotte, from Old French cote, cotte (“outer garment with sleeves”), from Old Frankish *kotta (“coat”), from Proto-Germanic *kuttô, *kuttǭ (“cowl, woolen cloth, coat”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷeud-, *gud- (“woolen clothes”). Cognate with Old High German kozza, kozzo (“woolen coat”) (Modern German Kotze), Middle Low German kot (“coat”), Ancient Greek βεῦδος (beũdos, “woman's attire”).
Middle English cote from Old French of Germanic origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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