masturbation etymology

English word masturbation comes from Latin manus, Latin disturbare

Detailed word origin of masturbation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
manus Latin (lat) (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)
masturbari Latin (lat)
masturbation Middle French (frm) Masturbation.
masturbation English (eng) (figurative) A vain activity.. Manual erotic stimulation of the genitals or other erotic regions, often to orgasm, either by oneself or a partner.

Words with the same origin as masturbation

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