These words are similar in pronunciation and meaning. Do they have a common root?

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According to wikipedia, шильдик originated from German "Schild" that's likely to have common descent with English "Shield".

  • Я смотрел на wiktionary, там не указано происхождение, на wikipedia посмотреть не догадался, спасибо!
    – Eugene
    May 3, 2015 at 6:58
  • я даже не знал, что это самостоятельное слово, и использую «шильдик» исключительно в значении «картинки, что предлагает shields.io ». Т.о., в моём случае это не общее происхождение с shield, а транслитеракция shield
    – yalov
    May 7, 2018 at 18:53

Surely both are from German "Schild".

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    They are cognate to German "Schild", not "from" it.
    – Quassnoi
    May 3, 2015 at 7:49
  • @Quassnoi At least "шильдик" cannot be cognate.
    – Matt
    May 3, 2015 at 12:16
  • the Russian word is derived from the German, of course. My (badly worded) point was that the English one was not.
    – Quassnoi
    May 3, 2015 at 12:59
  • may we suppose, both English and German words are from some shared Old-English-Old-Germanic ancestor? :-D
    – Arioch
    May 7, 2018 at 9:45
  • @Arioch Proto-Germanic language (прагерманский язык).
    – Matt
    May 7, 2018 at 10:23

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