vortex etymology

French word vortex comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂i-h₂uer, and later Proto-Indo-European *wértti (To be turning around.)

Detailed word origin of vortex

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂i-h₂uer 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)
versum Latin (lat)
vortex Latin (lat) Whirlpool, eddy, vortex.
vortex French (fra) Vortex.