million etymology

French word million comes from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰéslom (Thousand.), Proto-Indo-European *sm-ih₂-ǵʰés-l-ih₂, Latin mille passus, Latin mille passuum, Proto-Indo-European *(sm̥-)ǵʰéslo-, Italian -one

Detailed word origin of million

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ǵʰéslom Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Thousand.
*sm-ih₂-ǵʰés-l-ih₂ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
mille passus Latin (lat) A Roman mile of 8 stadia; 1,000 ; or 5,000 pedēs, approximately 4,854 English feet.
mille passuum Latin (lat)
*(sm̥-)ǵʰéslo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
-one Italian (ita) An augmentative suffix, used to indicate largeness or importance. (organic chemistry) ketone. (physics) -on (particle).
*smīɣeslī Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
mile Latin (lat)
mille Italian (ita) (cardinal) thousand Thousand.
milione Italian (ita) Million.
million Middle French (frm) (cardinal) million, 106.
million French (fra) Million, 106.

Words with the same origin as million

Descendants of *ǵʰéslom
chilogone kilo kilomètre kilométrage kilooctet kiloélectronvolt ko mile mille milliard millier millième millépore millésime
Descendants of *sm-ih₂-ǵʰés-l-ih₂
milliardaire
Descendants of -one
basson lampion minestrone torrion