masturbate etymology

English word masturbate comes from Latin manus (hand), Latin disturbare (disturb), and later Latin masturbor (defile, masturbate)

Detailed word origin of masturbate

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
manus Latin (lat) (anatomical) hand, as the part of the fore limb below the forearm in a human, or the corresponding part in other vertebrates (figuratively) bravery, valor. (figuratively) violence, fighting. (legal) an arrest. (legal) legal power of a man over his wife. (military, nautical) grappling hooks used to snare enemy vessels. A side, part, faction. A stake (in dice). A thrust with a sword. Branch of a tree. Group of people. Group, company, host, multitude of people, especially of soldiers. Hand. Handwriting. Labor. Paw of [...]
disturbare Latin (lat) to disturb, demolish, destroy
masturbor Latin (lat) I defile myself. I masturbate.
masturbate English (eng) (informal, derogatory) To stimulate or please oneself by means of anything, not necessarily sexual, that does not get them anywhere; something that wastes their time; something that does not help others or achieve any important goal.. (intransitive) To stimulate oneself sexually, especially by use of one’s hand, sometimes with a partner.. (transitive, colloquial) To stimulate someone else [...]

Words with the same origin as masturbate

Descendants of manus
command commander commanding commandment commando commend commodore demand demanding main manage management mandate mandatory manifest manipulation manner mano manual masturbation recommend recommended
Descendants of disturbare
disturb disturbance