global etymology

French word global comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʷl̥-, and later Latin globus (A glob, group. Any round object; a sphere; a globe.)

Detailed word origin of global

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gʷl̥- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
globus Latin (lat) A glob, group. Any round object; a sphere; a globe.
globe Middle French (frm) Globe (sphere showing a representation of the Earth). Roll (of paper, etc.).
globe French (fra) Globe.
global French (fra) (originally) global, spherical; (hence) concerning the whole world. As a whole, on the whole; total.

Words with the same origin as global

Descendants of *gʷl̥-
avarice club congeler congélateur cool dégel dégueu engloutir envie gel geler gelé gelée glace glacial glacier glacière glaçage globe gueule gélatine jaune luxure verglas