visual etymology

English word visual comes from Latin -ionem, Proto-Indo-European *weydstos, Proto-Indo-European - -tós, and later Proto-Indo-European *widtós (Known. Seen.)

Detailed word origin of visual

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ionem Latin (lat)
*weydstos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) knowledgeable
- -tós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*widtós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Known. Seen.
*wissos Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
video Latin (lat) (passive) I am regarded, seem, appear. (passive, used impersonally) It seems proper or right. I look (at), consider, reflect (upon). I look out for, see to, care for, provide, make sure. I observe, note. I see, perceive; look (at). I understand, perceive, comprehend.
visualis Late Latin (LL)
visual English (eng) (obsolete) That can be seen; visible.. Related to or affecting the vision. (advertising) A preliminary sketch.. (in the plural) All the visual elements of a multi-media presentation or entertainment, usually in contrast with normal text or audio.. An image; a picture; a graphic.. Any element of something that depends on sight.

Words with the same origin as visual

Descendants of *weydstos
righteous righteousness wisdom wise wisely wizard
Descendants of - -tós
alright anyone bye date die evidence god goddamn good goodbye gosh national natural not note notice one right someone stage state states video view visit