virtuous etymology

English word virtuous comes from Proto-Indo-European *wiHrós (Husband. Man. Warrior, hero.)

Detailed word origin of virtuous

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*wiHrós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Husband. Man. Warrior, hero.
*wiros Proto-Italic (itc-pro) A man.
vir Latin (lat) (in military contexts) foot soldier. Brave man, hero. Grown man. Husband. Male human, man; man (human).
virtutem Latin (lat)
virtuosus Late Latin (LL)
virtuous English (eng) Full of virtue, having excellent moral character.

Words with the same origin as virtuous

Descendants of *wiHrós
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