Elements Starting with C

usage
type
caballus Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "pack horse".
cad Ancient Welsh
Welsh word meaning "battle".
cáel Ancient Irish
Old Irish word meaning "slender".
caelum Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "sky, heaven".
caer Ancient Welsh
Welsh word meaning "fortress".
cærse Anglo-Saxon
Old English word meaning "watercress".
cahaya Malay
Malay word meaning "light".
cái 1 Chinese
Chinese character meaning "talent, ability".
cái 2 财, 財 Chinese
Chinese character meaning "wealth, riches".
cài Chinese
Chinese character meaning "vegetables, greens".
cǎi 1 Chinese
Chinese character meaning "collect, gather, pluck".
cǎi 2 Chinese
Chinese character meaning "colour".
calanthe English
English word for a type of flower, derived from Greek καλός (kalos) meaning "beautiful" and ἄνθος (anthos) meaning "flower".
caled Ancient Welsh
Welsh word meaning "rough, hard, cruel".
calvus Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "bald".
cam Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of gān.
camellia Various
Scientific Latin word for the camellia flower, named for botanist Joseph Kamel.
campana Late Roman
Late Latin word meaning "bell".
campus Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "field".
cáng Chinese
Chinese character meaning "to hide".
canto Ancient Celtic (Hypothetical)
Old Celtic word meaning "border, edge, rim".
cǎo Chinese
Chinese character meaning "grass, herbs".
capitaneus Late Roman
Late Latin word meaning "captain".
cappa Late Roman
Late Latin word meaning "cloak, cape, hood".
cappella Late Roman
Late Latin word meaning "chapel".
capra Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "nanny goat".
caput Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "head".
cara 1 Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "face".
cara 2 Italian, Ancient Roman
Italian word meaning "beloved".
carae Ancient Irish
Old Irish word meaning "friend".
carbo Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "charcoal, coal".
cardo Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "hinge".
carduus Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "thistle, thorn".
caritas Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "charity".
carne Medieval French
Old French word meaning "hinge".
carnevale Italian
Italian word meaning "carnival".
carpentarius Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "carriage maker".
carrus Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "wagon, cart".
cart Medieval English
Middle English word meaning "cart".
caru Ancient Welsh
Welsh word meaning "to love, to desire".
carus Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "beloved".
casa Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "house".
castellum Late Roman
Late Latin word meaning "castle".
castrum Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "castle, fortress, camp".
cath Ancient Irish
Old Irish word meaning "battle".
cattus Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "cat".
caupo Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "tradesperson, shopkeeper".
cavus Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "cave, hollow".
ceald Anglo-Saxon
Old English word meaning "cold".
ceapian Anglo-Saxon
Old English word meaning "to buy, to trade" (of Latin origin).
cein Ancient Welsh
Old Welsh word meaning "good, nice, lovely".
cempa Anglo-Saxon
Old English word meaning "champion, warrior".
cene Anglo-Saxon
Old English element meaning "bold, keen".
cenn Ancient Irish
Old Irish word meaning "head".
ceol Anglo-Saxon
Old English element meaning "keel (of a ship)".
češi Czech
Czech word meaning "Czech", probably ultimately from the Slavic root čelo meaning "family, tribe".
chae 1 采, 채 Korean
Korean reading of cǎi.
chae 2 彩, 채 Korean
Korean reading of cǎi.
chagag חָגַג Ancient Hebrew
Hebrew word meaning "to hold a festival, to hold a feast".
chái Chinese
Chinese character meaning "firewood".
chai 1 ชาย Thai
Thai word meaning "man".
chai 2 ชัย Thai
Thai word meaning "victory", of Sanskrit origin.
chajika Medieval Slavic
Slavic word meaning "gull".
chanan חָנַן Ancient Hebrew
Hebrew word meaning "to be gracious, to have mercy, to show favour".
chandana चन्दन Sanskrit
Sanskrit word meaning "sandalwood".
chandra चन्द्र Sanskrit
Sanskrit element meaning "moon".
cháng 1 Chinese
Chinese character meaning "common, frequent, regular".
cháng 2 长, 長 Chinese
Chinese character meaning "long".
chàng 畅, 暢 Chinese
Chinese character meaning "smooth, free, unrestrained".
chāng Chinese
Chinese character meaning "flourish, prosper, good, sunlight".
cháo 1 Chinese
Chinese character meaning "tide, flow, damp".
cháo 2 Chinese
Chinese character meaning "dynasty, imperial court, morning".
chāo Chinese
Chinese character meaning "surpass, leap over".
chara χαρά Ancient Greek
Greek element meaning "happiness".
charis χάρις Ancient Greek
Greek element meaning "grace, kindness".
chatur चतुर् Sanskrit
Sanskrit word meaning "four".
chatzah חָצָה Ancient Hebrew
Hebrew word meaning "to divide".
châu Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of zhū.
chawah חָוָה Ancient Hebrew
Hebrew word meaning "to breathe".
chayah חָיָה Ancient Hebrew
Hebrew word meaning "to live".
chazah חָזָה Ancient Hebrew
Hebrew word meaning "to see".
chazaq חָזַק Ancient Hebrew
Hebrew word meaning "to strengthen, to be strong".
chè Chinese
Chinese character meaning "pierce, penetrate".
chedo чедо Medieval Slavic
Slavic element meaning "child".
chén 1 Chinese
Chinese character meaning "early morning, daybreak".
chén 2 Chinese
Chinese character meaning "early morning, dragon of the Chinese zodiac". This is the fifth of the twelve earthly branches.
chén 3 陈, 陳 Chinese
Chinese character meaning "exhibit, display, old, ancient". It also refers to the ancient state of Chen, which existed from the 11th to 5th centuries BC in what is now Henan province.
chéng 1 Chinese
Chinese character meaning "completed, finished, succeeded".
chéng 2 诚, 誠 Chinese
Chinese character meaning "sincere, honest, true".
chéng 3 Chinese
Chinese character meaning "inherit".
chéng 4 Chinese
Chinese character meaning "castle, city".
chéng 5 Chinese
Chinese character meaning "clear, pure".
cheol 哲, 철 Korean
Korean reading of zhé.
chesne Medieval French
Old French word meaning "oak".
chetana चेतन Sanskrit
Sanskrit word meaning "visible, conscious, soul".
chi 1 Japanese
Japanese kun reading of qiān.
chi 2 Japanese
Japanese goon reading of zhì.
chi 3 Japanese
Japanese nanori reading of sàn.
chi 4 Japanese
Japanese kan'on reading of .
chi 5 Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of zhī.
chí 1 Chinese
Chinese character meaning "pool, pond".
chí 2 Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of zhì.
chiere Medieval French
Old French word meaning "face".
chimeg чимэг Mongolian
Mongolian word meaning "ornament".
chind Ancient Germanic
Germanic element meaning "child".
chinggis Medieval Mongolian
Mongolian title meaning "universal" (see Genghis).
chiranjiva चिरंजीव Sanskrit
Sanskrit word meaning "long-lived".
chirihha Old High German
Old High German word meaning "church" (from Greek).
chirnu чьрнъ Medieval Slavic
Slavic word meaning "black".
chirtu чьртъ Medieval Slavic
Slavic element meaning "hatred, demon, hell".
chirvenu чьрвенъ Medieval Slavic
Slavic word meaning "red".
chisti чьсть Medieval Slavic
Slavic element meaning "honour, respect".
chizhi чижь Medieval Slavic
Slavic word meaning "siskin (bird)".
chloros χλωρός Ancient Greek
Greek word meaning "pale green".
chō 1 Japanese
Japanese kan'on reading of dié.
chō 2 Japanese
Japanese kan'on reading of cháo.
choch Old High German
Old High German word meaning "a cook".
choe 崔, 최 Korean
Korean reading of cuī.
chóng 1 Chinese
Chinese character meaning "esteem, honour, venerate".
chóng 2 Chinese
Chinese character meaning "repeat, duplicate".
choros χορός Ancient Greek
Greek element meaning "dance".
chryseos χρύσεος Ancient Greek
Greek word meaning "golden".
chrysos χρυσός Ancient Greek
Greek word meaning "gold".
chū Japanese
Japanese goon reading of zhōng.
chuān Chinese
Chinese character meaning "river, stream".
chuí Chinese
Chinese character meaning "let down, suspend, hang".
chumeli чъмель Medieval Slavic
Slavic word meaning "hops".
chún 1 纯, 純 Chinese
Chinese character meaning "pure, clean, simple".
chún 2 Chinese
Chinese character meaning "honest, simple".
chūn 1 Chinese
Chinese character meaning "spring (the season)".
chūn 2 椿 Chinese
Chinese character meaning "camellia flower".
Chinese
Chinese character meaning "order, sequence, next".
cild Anglo-Saxon
Old English word meaning "baby, child".
cinege Hungarian
Hungarian word meaning "titmouse bird".
cirice Anglo-Saxon
Old English word meaning "church" (from Greek).
clæg Anglo-Saxon
Old English word meaning "clay".
clarus Late Roman
Latin word meaning "clear, bright".
clemens Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "merciful".
clericus Late Roman
Latin word meaning "cleric, priest", ultimately from Greek.
clif Anglo-Saxon
Old English word meaning "cliff".
cloet Medieval Dutch
Middle Dutch word meaning "lump, ball".
cloh Anglo-Saxon
Old English word meaning "cleft, ravine, cliff".
cniht Anglo-Saxon
Old English word meaning "servant, apprentice".
coc Anglo-Saxon
Old English word meaning "a cook".
cocc Anglo-Saxon
Old English word meaning "rooster, cock".
codru Romanian
Romanian word meaning "forest".
col Ancient Germanic
Germanic element possibly meaning "helmet".
colt Anglo-Saxon
Old English word meaning "colt".
columba Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "dove".
conception Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "conception", the same as the English word.
công Vietnamese
Vietnamese word meaning "fair, equitable, public", from gōng.
cōng Chinese
Chinese character meaning "intelligent, clever, bright".
coquina Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "kitchen".
coquus Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "a cook".
cor Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "heart".
corallium Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "coral", ultimately from Greek.
corium Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "leather".
corona Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "crown".
cors Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "court".
costa Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "side, wall".
cot Anglo-Saxon
Old English word meaning "cottage, small house".
coteau French
French word meaning "hillside".
coupe Medieval English
Middle English word meaning "container, cask, barrel".
crawe Anglo-Saxon
Old English word meaning "crow".
crispus Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "curly".
črt Slovene
Slovene word meaning "hatred".
crux Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "cross".
cúc Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of .
cuer Medieval French
Old French word meaning "heart".
cuī Chinese
Chinese character meaning "high, lofty, towering".
cuilén Ancient Irish
Old Irish word meaning "whelp".
cumb Anglo-Saxon
Old English word meaning "valley".
cūn Chinese
Chinese character meaning "town, village".
cuniculus Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "rabbit".
cupa Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "tub".
cuprum Late Roman
Latin word meaning "copper".
curtus Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "short".
custodia Ancient Roman
Latin word meaning "protection, safekeeping".
cuþ Anglo-Saxon
Old English element meaning "famous, known".
cvetu квѣтъ Medieval Slavic
Slavic word meaning "blossom".
cwic Anglo-Saxon
Old English word meaning "alive".
cyne Anglo-Saxon
Old English element meaning "royal".
cyning Anglo-Saxon
Old English word meaning "king".