helium etymology

English word helium comes from Proto-Indo-European *sāwel-, and later Proto-Hellenic *hāwélios (Sun.)

Detailed word origin of helium

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sāwel- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*hāwélios Proto-Hellenic (grk-pro) Sun.
ἥλιος Ancient Greek (grc)
helium New Latin (la-new)
helium English (eng) (countable) A form or sample of the element.. (uncountable) A colorless and inert gas, and the second lightest chemical element (symbol He) with an atomic number of 2 and atomic weight of 4.002602.

Words with the same origin as helium

Descendants of *sāwel-
dial sin sinful sinner sol solar south southeast southern southwest sun sundown sunglasses sunlight sunny sunrise sunset sunshine