vendetta etymology

English word vendetta comes from Latin dico, Latin vis, Latin dicare, and later Latin vindex (Claimant, vindicator.)

Detailed word origin of vendetta

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
dico Latin (lat) I appropriate to, devote to, assign to, set apart for.. I consecrate, deify.. I dedicate, devote.
vis Latin (lat) (New Latin, physics) energy, force. (figuratively) assault, affront. Force, power, strength. Violence.
dicare Latin (lat)
vindex Latin (lat) Claimant, vindicator.
vindico Latin (lat) I avenge, vindicate, claim, punish.. I liberate, deliver, spare.. I protect.
vindicta Latin (lat) A means of vindication. Ceremonial staff used in manumission. Punishment, vengeance. Redress, satisfaction.
vendetta Italian (ita) Revenge, vengeance.
vendetta English (eng) A bitter, destructive feud, normally between two families, clans, or factions, in which each injury or slaying is revenged: a blood feud.

Words with the same origin as vendetta

Descendants of dico
avenge dedicate dedication index indicate judge judgement judgment judgmental judicial jug preach preacher predict prediction prejudice vengeance
Descendants of vis
violate violation violence violent