hostility etymology

English word hostility comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʰóstis (Enemy. Guest. Stranger, host.)

Detailed word origin of hostility

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gʰóstis Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Enemy. Guest. Stranger, host.
*hostis Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Stranger, guest.
hostem Latin (lat)
hostilis Latin (lat) Hostile.
hostilitas Latin (lat) Hostility, enmity.
hostilité Middle French (frm)
hostility English (eng) (countable) A hostile action, especially a military action. See hostilities for specific plural definition.. (uncountable) The state of being hostile.

Words with the same origin as hostility

Descendants of *gʰóstis
guest hospice hospital hospitality host hostage hostel hostess hostile hotel lighting motel yeast