vertigo etymology

English word vertigo comes from Proto-Indo-European *were-, and later Proto-Indo-European *wértti (To be turning around.)

Detailed word origin of vertigo

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*were- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*werd- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wértti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To be turning around.
*wertō Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
verto Latin (lat) I exchange. I retreat. I reverse (transitive). I translate. I turn around. I turn, revolve.
vertiginem Latin (lat)
vertigo English (eng) A disordered or imbalanced state of mind or things analogous to physical vertigo; mental giddiness or dizziness.. A sensation of whirling and loss of balance, caused by looking down from a great height or by disease affecting the inner ear.. The act of whirling round and round; rapid rotation.