semester etymology

English word semester comes from Latin sex ((cardinal) six; 6.), Latin mensis (Month.)

Detailed word origin of semester

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sex Latin (lat) (cardinal) six; 6.
mensis Latin (lat) Month.
sēmestris New Latin (la-new)
semestris Latin (lat)
Semester German (deu) Semester.
semester English (eng) A period or term of six months.. Half of a school year (US) or academic year such as fall or spring semester.

Words with the same origin as semester

Descendants of sex
Sextans Sextantis Sextilis genarian senary senocular sestet sice siesta