hepatitis etymology

English word hepatitis comes from Ancient Greek σκοπέω, Proto-Indo-European *Hyekʷ-, and later Proto-Indo-European *Hyékʷr̥ (Liver.)

Detailed word origin of hepatitis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
σκοπέω Ancient Greek (grc)
*Hyekʷ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*Hyékʷr̥ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Liver.
*eyékʷər Proto-Hellenic (grk-pro) Liver.
ἥπατος Ancient Greek (grc)
hepatis Latin (lat)
hepatitis Latin (lat)
hepatitis English (eng) Inflammation of the liver, sometimes caused by a viral infection.

Words with the same origin as hepatitis

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Descendants of *Hyekʷ-