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English word oral comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ost-, Proto-Indo-European *h₃éh₁os (Mouth.).

Oral etymology ?

Oral detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₃ost- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) bone
*h₃éh₁os Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Mouth.
*ōs Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
or- Latin (lat)
oralis New Latin (la-new)
oral English (eng) (countable) A physical examination of the mouth.. (countable) A spoken test or examination, particularly in a language class.. (uncountable, informal) Oral sex. Relating to the mouth.. Spoken rather than written.

Words with the same origin as oral

Descendants of *h₃ost-
abomination adorable adore omen ominous
Descendants of *h₃éh₁os
or oracle ore