Other Word Forms of Cologne
Origin of Cologne
From French Cologne, from Latin Colōnia Agrippīna (“Agrippine Colony”), a settlement founded by Agrippina, the mother of Roman Emperor Nero; colōnia (“colony”) comes from colōnus (“farmer; colonist”), from colō (“till, cultivate, worship”), from earlier *quelō, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷel- (“to move; to turn (around)”).
Short for eau de Cologne < French Eau de Cologne, the name given to the original product in 1709. The success of the original Eau de Cologne inspired many imitators and it has become a genericized trademark
Short for cologne (water) translation of French (eau de) Cologne after Cologne
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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