radiant etymology

English word radiant comes from Latin radius (Ray (of light). Spoke (of a wheel). Staff, rod.)

Detailed word origin of radiant

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
radius Latin (lat) Ray (of light). Spoke (of a wheel). Staff, rod.
radio Latin (lat) (active) I cause to radiate, irradiate.. (passive) I radiate, emit beams.
radiantis Latin (lat)
radiant Middle French (frm)
radiant English (eng) (astronomy) The apparent origin, in the night sky, of a meteor shower.. (geometry) A straight line proceeding from a given point, or fixed pole, about which it is conceived to revolve.. A point source from which radiation is emitted. (botany) Having a ray-like appearance, like the large marginal flowers of certain umbelliferous plants; said also of the cluster which has such marginal [...]

Words with the same origin as radiant

Descendants of radius
provocation quality radiation radiator radio radioactive radiology ray region