seminar etymology

English word seminar comes from Proto-Indo-European *si-sh₁-, and later Proto-Indo-European *séh₁mn̥ (Seed.)

Detailed word origin of seminar

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*si-sh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*séh₁mn̥ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Seed.
*sēmen Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
semen Latin (lat) (poetic) seed (of the elements of other bodies (of fire, water, stones, etc.)). Cause. Graft. Offspring. Seed (of plants). Semen.
seminarius Latin (lat) Seminarian.
seminarium Latin (lat) Seminary.
Seminar German (deu) Seminar.
seminar English (eng) A class held for advanced studies in which students meet regularly to discuss original research, under the guidance of a professor.. A meeting held for the exchange of useful information by members of a common business community.

Words with the same origin as seminar

Descendants of *si-sh₁-
desert insert season seasonal serial series