terminal etymology

English word terminal comes from Proto-Indo-European *strēy-, Proto-Indo-European *térmn̥ (Boundary, end.)

Detailed word origin of terminal

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*strēy- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*térmn̥ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Boundary, end.
*termen Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
terminus Latin (lat) A boundary, limit, end.
terminalis Late Latin (LL)
terminal French (fra) Terminal Terminal.
terminal English (eng) (illness): Fatal; resulting in death.. Appearing at the end; top or apex of a physical object.. Occurring at the end of a word, sentence, or period of time. (biology) The end ramification (of an axon, etc.) or one of the extremities of a polypeptid.. (computing theory) A terminal symbol in a formal grammar.. (computing) A computer program that emulates a physical terminal.. (computing) A [...]

Words with the same origin as terminal

Descendants of *strēy-
Descendants of *térmn̥
determination determine exterminate term terminate terminated