jugular etymology

English word jugular comes from Latin iungere, and later Proto-Indo-European *yugóm (Yoke.)

Detailed word origin of jugular

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
iungere Latin (lat)
*yugóm Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Yoke.
*jugom Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Yoke.
jugum Latin (lat)
jugulum Latin (lat)
jugularis Late Latin (LL)
jugular English (eng) (by extension) Any critical vulnerability.. Vein through the neck (or thorax) that returns blood from the head back towards the heart. Properly this is called the jugular vein. (humorous) Relating to juggling.. (zoology, of fish) Having ventral fins attached under the throat.. Relating to, or located near, the neck or throat.

Words with the same origin as jugular

Descendants of iungere
join junction rejoin