lagoon etymology

English word lagoon comes from Proto-Indo-European *lokus, Proto-Indo-European *lakw-, and later Proto-Indo-European *lókus (Pond, pool.)

Detailed word origin of lagoon

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*lokus Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*lakw- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) lake, pond, lake, pool, water, body of water, lake
*lókus Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Pond, pool.
*lakus Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Lake.
lacus Latin (lat) A lake, pond, basin; reservoir. A tank, tub, vat, sink.
lacuna Latin (lat) A gap, void, defect. A hole, pit. An opening, cavity, hollow, cleft.
laguna Italian (ita) Lagoon.
lagune French (fra) Lagoon, shallow body of coastal water.
lagoon English (eng) A shallow body of water separated from deeper sea by a bar.

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