solar etymology

English word solar comes from Proto-Indo-European *swel-, and later Proto-Germanic *saliz (Hall; room. House; dwelling.)

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Detailed word origin of solar

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*swel- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) sun, to shine, warm, to burn, to scorch
*swōl Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
*saliz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Hall; room. House; dwelling.
sol Latin (lat) Sun.
salor Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) A hall; palace. A residence; dwelling. An upper room; raised platform; soler.
solaris Latin (lat) (figuratively) sunny. Of or pertaining to the sun, solar.
soler Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
solar English (eng) (astrology, obsolete) Born under the predominant influence of the sun.. Measured by the progress or revolution of the sun in the ecliptic; as, the solar year.. Of or pertaining to the sun; proceeding from the sun. Produced by the action of the sun, or peculiarly affected by its influence.

Words with the same origin as solar

Descendants of *swel-
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