module etymology

English word module comes from Proto-Indo-European *mod-os

Detailed word origin of module

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*mod-os Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
modus Latin (lat) (grammar) mood, mode. Bound, limit. Manner, method, way. Measure.
modulus Latin (lat) (aqueducts) a water meter. (architecture) a module. (music) a rhythmical measure, interval, rhythm, mode, time. A small measure or interval.
module French (fra) Module.
module English (eng) (algebra) An abelian group equipped with the operation of multiplication by an element of a ring (or another of certain algebraic objects), representing a generalisation of the concept of vector space with scalar multiplication.. (architecture) A standard unit of measure used for determining the proportions of a building.. (astronautics) An independent self-contained unit of a spacecraft.. [...]

Words with the same origin as module

Descendants of *mod-os
mode model moderate modern modest modesty modify mold mood mould