salsa etymology

English word salsa comes from Proto-Indo-European *sáls, Proto-Indo-European *sal-yo-, Proto-Indo-European *sl̥i-, English mine, and later Latin sal (Salt. Wit.)

Detailed word origin of salsa

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sáls Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sal-yo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sl̥i- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
mine English (eng) (computing) A machine used to extract units of a cryptocurrency.. (entomology) The cavity made by a caterpillar while feeding inside a leaf.. (figurative) Any source of wealth or resources.. (military) A device intended to explode when stepped upon or touched, or when approached by a ship, vehicle, or person.. (military) A passage dug toward or underneath enemy lines, which is then packed [...]
salt mine English (eng) (by extension) Any laborious work situation, especially in a confined space.. Any mine used for the extraction of salt.
sal Latin (lat) Salt. Wit.
salire Latin (lat) (jump, spring). (salt, sprinkle).
salax Latin (lat) (especially of male animals) Prone to leaping.. Lust-provoking, provocative.. Salacious, lustful, lecherous, lascivious.
salsus Latin (lat) (figuratively) witty. Salted (preserved in salt). Salty.
*salsa Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
salsa Spanish (spa) Salsa (dance performed to salsa music). Salsa (spicy tomato sauce). Salsa (style of music). Sauce (liquid condiment).
salsa English (eng) (countable) A spicy tomato sauce, often including onions and hot peppers.. (countable, dance) Any of several dances performed to salsa music.. (uncountable, music) A style of urban music originally from New York heavily influenced by Cuban dance music, jazz and rock. (intransitive) To dance the salsa.

Words with the same origin as salsa

Descendants of *sáls
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Descendants of mine