artist etymology

English word artist comes from Latin -fex (Denotes maker or performer.), French art (Art (something pleasing to the mind).), Proto-Indo-European *h₂r̥-ti-

Detailed word origin of artist

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-fex Latin (lat) Denotes maker or performer.
art French (fra) Art (something pleasing to the mind).
*h₂r̥-ti- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂r̥tís Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) fitting
artis Latin (lat)
artista Latin (lat)
artista Italian (ita) An artist (female).. An artist (male or of unspecified sex).
artiste French (fra) Artist.
artist English (eng) (archaic) Artistic. A person who creates art as an occupation.. A person who creates art.. A person who is skilled at some activity.. A recording artist.

Words with the same origin as artist

Descendants of -fex
accompany art artifact artistic artwork companion companionship