series etymology

English word series comes from Proto-Indo-European *ser-, Proto-Indo-European *seh₁-, Latin satum, and later Proto-Italic *serō (Join, bind, link.)

Detailed word origin of series

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ser- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to flow, run, watch over, protect, to bind, put together, to flow, stream, flow, stream, to watch over, protect, to put in line, in sequence, to tie, to assemble, to arrange, tack, tie, unite
*seh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to sow, plant, to sow
satum Latin (lat)
*serō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Join, bind, link.
*sizō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Sow, plant.
serus Latin (lat) Late, too late. Slow, tardy.
series Latin (lat) A chain. A row. A series. A succession.
series English (eng) (broadcasting, US, Canada) A television or radio program which consists of several episodes that are broadcast in regular intervals. (commerce) A parcel of rough diamonds of assorted qualities.. (cricket, baseball) A group of matches between two sides, with the aim being to win more matches than the opposition.. (mathematics) The sequence of partial sums \sum_{i=1}^n{a_i} of a given sequence [...]

Words with the same origin as series

Descendants of *ser-
assault cell desert deserve hero insult jack la ron sale sally seal season sell sergeant servant serve service silly sin sort south southern sun
Descendants of *seh₁-
alongside aside beside besides insert outside resort seed seem semen seminar serial sew sewer sewing side sidewalk sideways sorted sow
Descendants of satum