urban etymology

English word urban comes from Latin urbs (A city, walled town. The City, Rome.)

Detailed word origin of urban

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
urbs Latin (lat) A city, walled town. The City, Rome.
urbanus Latin (lat) A city dweller, citizen (of manners or style) bold, forward, impudent. (of manners or style) cultivated, polished, refined. (of speech) elegant, refined, choice. Fond of, or devoted to cities. Of or belonging to a city; urban.
urbain Middle French (frm)
urban English (eng) Characteristic of city life.. Related to the (or any) city.

Words with the same origin as urban

Descendants of urbs