iris etymology

English word iris comes from Proto-Indo-European *weh₁y-

Detailed word origin of iris

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*weh₁y- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wey-ro- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
ἶρις Ancient Greek (grc)
iris Latin (lat) Rainbow.
iris English (eng) (of an aperture, lens, or door) To open or close in the manner of an iris. (anatomy) The contractile membrane perforated by the pupil, which adjusts to control the amount of light reaching the retina, and which forms the colored portion of the eye (See Iris (anatomy) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia).. (botany) A plant of the genus Iris, common in the northern hemisphere, and generally having [...]

Words with the same origin as iris

Descendants of *weh₁y-
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