venom etymology

English word venom comes from Proto-Indo-European *wun-, and later Latin venenum (A potion, juice. Poison, venom.)

Detailed word origin of venom

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*wun- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*weneznom Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wenh₁-es-no- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*weneznom Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
*wenesnom Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
venenum Latin (lat) A potion, juice. Poison, venom.
*venimem Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
venin Old French (fro)
venom English (eng) (obsolete) Poisonous, poisoned; (figuratively) pernicious. (figuratively) Feeling or speech marked by spite or malice.. A poison carried by an animal, usually injected into an enemy or prey by biting or stinging. (obsolete) To infect with venom; to envenom; to poison.

Words with the same origin as venom

Descendants of *wun-