termite etymology

English word termite comes from Latin termitis

Detailed word origin of termite

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
termitis Latin (lat)
termites Latin (lat)
termite English (eng) A white-bodied, wood-consuming insect of the infraorder Isoptera, in the order Blattodea. (intransitive) Of a chimpanzee: to catch termites by inserting a stick or vine into their nest and waiting for them to climb up it.

Words with the same origin as termite

Descendants of termitis