member etymology

English word member comes from Proto-Indo-European *mems-ro, Proto-Indo-European *mems-, and later Proto-Indo-European *mḗms (Meat.)

Detailed word origin of member

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*mems-ro Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) flesh
*mems- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) meat, flesh*mimzą
*mḗms Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Meat.
membrum Latin (lat) (Late Latin, Christianity) member of the Body of Christ, member of the church. (anatomy) limb of the body; member.. (euphemistic) the penis (membrum virīle). (grammar) clause of a sentence. A portion, division. Apartment, room in a house. Member of the state.
membre Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
membre Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
member English (eng) (AU, law) the judge or adjudicator in a consumer court.. (computing) A file stored within an archive file.. (logic) One of the propositions making up a syllogism.. (math) Either of the two parts of an algebraic equation, connected by the equality sign.. (object-oriented programming) A function or piece of data associated with each separate instance of a class.. (set theory) An element of a [...]

Words with the same origin as member

Descendants of *mems-