erythro- etymology

English word erythro- comes from Proto-Indo-European *séh₂l-, and later Proto-Germanic *saltaną (To salt, to pickle.)

Detailed word origin of erythro-

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*séh₂l- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*saltaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To salt, to pickle.
*saltaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Salty.
*saltanaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
salt Old English (ang)
sealt Old English (ang) Salt, salty, salted Common salt (sodium chloride).
gesieltan Old English (ang) To salt.
sealtan Old English (ang) To salt.
sealten Old English (ang) Salt; salted; salty.
salt Middle English (enm)
salten Middle English (enm) To salt.
salt English (eng) (figurative, obsolete) Bitter; sharp; pungent.. (figurative, obsolete) Salacious; lecherous; lustful; (of animals) in heat.. Related to salt deposits, excavation, processing or use.. Saline.. Salty; salted. (Internet slang) Indignation; outrage; arguing.. (chemistry) One of the compounds formed from the reaction of an acid with a base, where a positive ion replaces a hydrogen of the acid.. [...]
ἐρυθρός Ancient Greek (grc)
erythro- English (eng) Used to form scientific terms meaning red, or showing a relationship to red blood cells.

Words with the same origin as erythro-

Descendants of *séh₂l-
euryhaline halicore haline halite halo- halomancy halurgist mesohaline oligohaline stenohaline thermohaline