journal etymology

English word journal comes from Proto-Indo-European *dyew-, Latin diu, Proto-Italic *djēm, and later Proto-Italic *djous (Jupiter. Day, sky.)

Detailed word origin of journal

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dyew- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) god, sky, sky, sky, heaven
diu Latin (lat) Continually, all day. Long enough. Long, long while, for a long time.
*djēm Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
*djous Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Jupiter. Day, sky.
diovos Latin (lat)
diem Latin (lat)
diurnus Latin (lat) Daily. Of the day Day (medieval Latin only).
diurnalis Latin (lat) Diurnal (of the day; that takes place during the day).
journal Old French (fro) Daily.
journal English (eng) (obsolete) Daily. To archive or record something.. To insert (a shaft, etc.) in a journal bearing.. To scrapbook. (accounting) A chronological record of payments.. (computing) A chronological record of changes made to a database or other system; along with a backup or image copy that allows recovery after a failure or reinstatement to a previous time; a log.. (engineering) The part of a [...]

Words with the same origin as journal

Descendants of *dyew-
diary journalism journalist journey