cardiac etymology

English word cardiac comes from Proto-Indo-European *ḱr̥d-

Detailed word origin of cardiac

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ḱr̥d- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
καρδία Ancient Greek (grc)
καρδιακός Ancient Greek (grc)
cardiacus Latin (lat)
cardiaque Middle French (frm)
cardiac English (eng) (medicine, archaic) Exciting action in the heart, through the medium of the stomach; cordial; stimulant.. Pertaining to the cardia.. Pertaining to the heart. (dated) Heart disease.. (medicine) A medicine that excites action in the stomach.. A person with heart disease.