celeste etymology

English word celeste comes from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂i-, Latin caedo, and later French céleste (Celestial.)

Detailed word origin of celeste

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*keh₂i- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
caedo Latin (lat) Cut, hew, fell.. Defeat decisively (defeat with heavy losses to the enemy side).. Kill.. Strike, beat.
*kailom Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
caeleste Latin (lat)
celeste Old French (fro) Celestial; heavenly.
celeste Middle French (frm) Celestial; heavenly.
céleste French (fra) Celestial.
celeste English (eng) (music) An organ stop, deliberately slightly out of tune to give an undulating sound.. (musical instrument) , a musical instrument.

Words with the same origin as celeste

Descendants of *keh₂i-
celestial
Descendants of caedo
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