coronary etymology

English word coronary comes from Proto-Indo-European *sker, Ancient Greek κορωνός, and later Latin coronarius (Crown, garland, wreath (attributive).)

Detailed word origin of coronary

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sker Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
κορωνός Ancient Greek (grc)
κορώνη Ancient Greek (grc)
corona Latin (lat) Crown. Garland, chaplet, laurel, or wreath; presented to athletes, the gods, or the dead.
coronarius Latin (lat) Crown, garland, wreath (attributive).
coronary English (eng) (anatomy) Encircling something (like a crown), especially with regard to the arteries or veins of the heart.. (obsolete) Pertaining to a crown or garland. A coronary thrombosis or heart attack.. A small bone in the foot of a horse.

Words with the same origin as coronary

Descendants of *sker
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Descendants of κορωνός
coronation crowned