familie etymology

English word familie comes from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁-, Latin famula, and later Latin famulus (Serving, servile A servant, slave.)

Detailed word origin of familie

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dʰeh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
famula Latin (lat) Female slave; maid, handmaiden, maid-servant. Temple attendant.
*famelos Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
famulus Latin (lat) Serving, servile A servant, slave.
familia Latin (lat) Family (various senses, see usage notes). Household.
familie English (eng)

Words with the same origin as familie

Descendants of *dʰeh₁-
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