calm etymology

English word calm comes from Ancient Greek καίω, Old Italian calma, and later Latin cauma ((by extension) heat of the day. Heat.)

Detailed word origin of calm

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
καίω Ancient Greek (grc)
calma Old Italian (it-oit)
καῦμα Ancient Greek (grc)
cauma Latin (lat) (by extension) heat of the day. Heat.
calma Italian (ita) Calm, stillness, peacefulness. Tranquility, peace and quiet.
calme Middle French (frm) (of the weather) calm; still; windless.
calm English (eng) (in a person) The state of being calm; peacefulness; absence of worry, anger, fear or other strong negative emotion.. (in a place or situation) The state of being calm; absence of noise and disturbance.. A period of time without wind. (intransitive) To become calm.. (transitive) To make calm. (of a person) Peaceful, quiet, especially free from anger and anxiety.. (of a place or situation) [...]

Words with the same origin as calm

Descendants of καίω
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