dental etymology

English word dental comes from Proto-Indo-European *ed-, Proto-Indo-European *h₃dónts (Tooth.), English -ule ((rare, scientific) Diminutive suffix.)

Detailed word origin of dental

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ed- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₃dónts Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Tooth.
-ule English (eng) (rare, scientific) Diminutive suffix.
*h₁d-ent- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dents Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Tooth.
dentis Latin (lat)
dentalis Malayalam (mal)
dental Middle French (frm)
dental English (eng) (phonetics) A dental sound.. (veterinary medicine) Cleaning and polishing of an animal's teeth. (phonetics) Made with the tongue touching the teeth, as in dental fricative.. Of or concerning dentistry.. Of or concerning the teeth, as in dental care.

Words with the same origin as dental

Descendants of *h₃dónts
dent dentist teeth tiny tooth toothache toothbrush toothless toothpaste