aperture etymology

English word aperture comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂pó (Off, away, from.), Proto-Indo-European *wer-iō

Detailed word origin of aperture

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂pó Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Off, away, from.
*wer-iō Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) open
cooperio Latin (lat) I cover wholly, cover over, overwhelm.
apertus Latin (lat)
apertura Latin (lat) An opening (action). An opening, hole, aperture.
aperture English (eng) (astronomy, photography) The diameter of the aperture (in the sense above) which restricts the width of the light path through the whole system. For a telescope, this is the diameter of the objective lens.. (mathematics, rare, of a right circular cone) The maximum angle between the two generatrices.. (optics) Something which restricts the diameter of the light path through one plane in an [...]

Words with the same origin as aperture

Descendants of *h₂pó
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