granule etymology

English word granule comes from Proto-Indo-European *ǵerh₂-, and later Proto-Indo-European *ǵr̥h₂nóm (Grain.)

Detailed word origin of granule

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ǵerh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ǵr̥h₂nós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ǵr̥h₂nóm Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Grain.
granum Latin (lat) A grain, seed or small kernel.
granulum Late Latin (LL)
granule English (eng) (astronomy) a small mark in the photosphere of the sun caused by convection currents. See also Wikipedia:Granule (solar physics).. (biology) A small structure in a cell.. (geology) A particle from 2 to 4 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale. A tiny grain, a small particle.

Words with the same origin as granule

Descendants of *ǵerh₂-
carl corn cornball corncob corner cornfield cornflower cornmeal cornstarch corny filigree garner grain gram granary grange granite grenade kern kernel peppercorn pom pomegranate pommy popcorn