anniversary etymology

English word anniversary comes from Latin annus (Time; season. Year.), Latin versare

Detailed word origin of anniversary

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
annus Latin (lat) Time; season. Year.
versare Latin (lat)
versus Latin (lat)
anniversarius Latin (lat) Annual, yearly.
anniversary English (eng) (loosely) A day subsequent in time to a given event by some (especially significant) factor other than a year (especially as prefixed by the amount of time in question).. (more specifically) Such, where the event is a wedding.. Of a significant event, a day that is an exact number of years (to the day) since the event occurred. Often preceded by an ordinal number indicating the number of [...]

Words with the same origin as anniversary

Descendants of annus
annual