miscellaneous etymology

English word miscellaneous comes from Proto-Italic *mikskō (To mix.)

Detailed word origin of miscellaneous

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*mikskō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) To mix.
miscere Latin (lat)
miscellus Latin (lat) Mixed, miscellaneous, assorted, sundry; hybrid.
miscellaneus Latin (lat) Mixed, miscellaneous, assorted, sundry.
miscellaneous English (eng) Consisting of a variety of ingredients or parts.. Having diverse characteristics, abilities or appearances.

Words with the same origin as miscellaneous

Descendants of *mikskō
meddle mix mixture