Other Word Forms of Park
Origin of Park
From Middle English park, from Old French parc (“livestock pen"), from Medieval Latin parcus, parricus, from Frankish *parrik (“enclosure, pen"), from Proto-Germanic *parrukaz (“enclosure, fence"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)par- (“beam, log"). Cognate with Old High German pfarrih, pferrih (“enclosure, pen"), Old English pearroc (“enclosure"), Old Norse parrak (“enclosure, pen" also "distress, anxiety"). More at parrock, paddock.
Middle English game preserve, enclosed tract of land from Old French parc from Vulgar Latin parricus fence from parra perhaps, “wooden bar, espalier” akin to Spanish parra grapevine grown in an espalier and French barre bar barre
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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