filament etymology

English word filament comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰiH-(s-)lo-

Detailed word origin of filament

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gʷʰiH-(s-)lo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
filum Latin (lat) Texture, style, nature. Thread, string, filament, fiber. Wick of a lamp.
fīlō Late Latin (LL)
fīlāmentum Malayalam (mal)
filament English (eng) (botany) The stalk of a flower stamen, supporting the anther.. (physics, astronomy) A massive, thread-like structure, such as those gaseous ones which extend outward from the surface of the sun, or such as those (much larger) ones which form the boundaries between large voids in the universe.. (textiles) A continuous object, limited in length only by its spool, and not cut to length.. A fine [...]