artistic etymology

English word artistic comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂r̥-ti-, Latin -fex (Denotes maker or performer.)

Detailed word origin of artistic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂r̥-ti- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
-fex Latin (lat) Denotes maker or performer.
*h₂r̥tís Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) fitting
artis Latin (lat)
artistique French (fra) Artistic.
artistic English (eng) Having or revealing creative skill.. Relating to or characteristic of art or artists.. Aesthetically pleasing. (nonstandard) Artistically, in an artistic style.

Words with the same origin as artistic

Descendants of -fex
accompany art artifact artist artwork companion companionship