gravity etymology

English word gravity comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʷreh₂-, Proto-Indo-European - -us

Detailed word origin of gravity

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gʷreh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
- -us Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*gʷr̥h₂éw- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*grāwis Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
grave(gravem|m) Latin (lat)
gravity Latin (lat)
gravity English (eng) Gravitation, universal force exercised by two bodies onto each other (In casual discussion, gravity and gravitation are often used interchangeably).. Resultant force on Earth's surface, of the attraction by the Earth's masses, and the centrifugal pseudo-force caused by the Earth's rotation.. Specific gravity.. The state or condition of being grave (graveness).. The state or condition of [...]

Words with the same origin as gravity

Descendants of *gʷreh₂-
bar barrister bartender base blitz brutal brutality brute crowbar grave gravitational grief grieve guru yahoo
Descendants of - -us
anger bob brief elevator flat fleet merry object objection observe obvious occasion offer opportunity relief sweat sweet sweetheart sweetie thick