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English word livid comes from Proto-Indo-European *sliwo-, Proto-Indo-European *lowh₃-.

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Livid detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sliwo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*lowh₃- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*slivere Old Latin (itc-ola)
*lawaō Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
liveo Latin (lat) (figuratively) I am envious, envy.. I am of a bluish color; I am livid.
lavare Latin (lat)
livide Middle French (frm)
livid English (eng) (informal) So angry that one turns pale, very angry, furious.. Having a dark, bluish appearance.. Pale, pallid.

Words with the same origin as livid

Descendants of *sliwo-
Livia lavender livedo livedo racemosa livedoid lividness livor sea lavender spike lavender
Descendants of *lowh₃-
ablution absolute aerosol deluge dilute lat lather latrine lats launder laundry lav lava lavatory lividity lotion lotus lye pollute resolute sol solution solve