To get on with someone or something; to have a good relationship with someone.
- to begin to comprehend (something)
- to become drawn to; take a liking to
- to try to ingratiate oneself, or make friends, with
Other Word Forms of Cotton
Origin of Cotton
Middle English cotoun, from Anglo-Norman cotun, Old French coton, from Old Italian (Genoa) cotone, from Arabic (Egypt) قطن (qúţun), Andalusian Arabic [script?] (quṭūn), variants of Arabic قُطْن (quṭn), from root [script?] (*qţn), possibly originally from Ancient Egyptian.
1560s, either from Welsh cydun, cytun (“agree, coincide”) (cyduno, cytuno), from cyd, cyt + un (“one”), literally “to be at one with”, or by metaphor with the textile, as cotton blended well with other textiles, notably wool in hat-making.
Middle English cotoun from Old French coton from Old Italian cotone from Arabic quṭn, quṭun qṭn in Semitic roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Cognate to Dutch katoen, German Kattun, Italian cotone, Spanish algodón, and Portuguese algodão.
Old English cot-tūn (“cottage farmstead”), from cot (“cottage”) + tūn (“homestead”)
Hebrew קָתָן (katan, “small”)
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