peril etymology

English word peril comes from Latin -culum, Proto-Germanic *feraną

Detailed word origin of peril

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-culum Latin (lat) Suffix used to form some nouns derived from verbs, particularly nouns representing tools and instruments.
*feraną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
periculum Latin (lat) (attack of) sickness. (legal) trial, action, suit. Risk, hazard, danger, peril. Ruin, destruction. Trial, experiment, attempt, proof, essay. Writ of judgment or judgement, sentence.
*prē- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
peril Old French (fro) Peril; hazard; danger.
peril English (eng) (transitive) To cause to be in danger; to imperil; to risk. [from 16th c.] (insurance) An event which causes a loss, or the risk of a specific such event.. A situation of serious and immediate danger.. Something that causes, contains, or presents danger.

Words with the same origin as peril

Descendants of -culum
cinch cube cubicle miracle obstacle oracle spectacle vehicle
Descendants of *feraną
airport experience far farm fear firm for free further opportunity pair per perfect prepare press pressure prime prince process project promise proof protect prove support