region etymology

English word region comes from Proto-Indo-European *rek-, and later Proto-Indo-European *h₃réǵeti (To be straightening, to be setting upright.)

Detailed word origin of region

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*rek- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₃réǵeti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To be straightening, to be setting upright.
rego Latin (lat) I guide, steer. I oversee, manage. I rule, govern.
regionis Latin (lat)
regiun Anglo-Norman (xno)
region English (eng) (anatomy) A place in or a part of the body in any way indicated.. (figuratively) The inhabitants of a region or district of a country.. (historical) Such a division of the city of Rome and of the territory about Rome, of which the number varied at different times; a district, quarter, or ward.. (obsolete) Place; rank; station; dignity.. (obsolete) The space from the earth's surface out to [...]

Words with the same origin as region

Descendants of *rek-
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