vector etymology

English word vector comes from Proto-Italic *wijā (Road.), Proto-Indo-European - -st

Detailed word origin of vector

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*wijā Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Road.
- -st Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
via Latin (lat) Road, street or path. The right way. Way, method, manner.
*weǵʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to move, to ride, to go, transport, to ride, go, transport, to move, go, transport, to move, drive
*wḗǵʰst Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To transport.
*weɣō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Carry, convey.
veho Latin (lat) (passive) I ride; I am borne.. I carry, bear, convey, transport.
vector Latin (lat) Bearer, carrier. Passenger.
vector English (eng) (computing) To redirect to a vector, or code entry point.. To set (particularly an aircraft) on a course toward a selected point. (aviation) A chosen course or direction for motion, as of an aircraft.. (computing, operating systems) A memory address containing the address of a code entry point, usually one which is part of a table and often one that is dereferenced and jumped to during the [...]

Words with the same origin as vector

Descendants of *wijā
age always anyway awesome cannot damage eight language louis marriage midnight night nightmare nor not obvious ought package save stage tonight vehicle vice way weight
Descendants of - -st
addict addiction avenge benedict condition dedicate dedication dictate dictionary index indicate indictment judge judgement judgment jurisdiction preach preacher predict predictable prejudice vengeance verdict videotape