anziano etymology

Italian word anziano comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ént-, and later Latin antea (Before, formerly, previously.)

Detailed word origin of anziano

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂ént- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂ent- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) front, front side
*anti Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
antea Latin (lat) Before, formerly, previously.
*anteanus Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) old, ancient.
anziano Italian (ita) Elderly, aged, old. Senior Elderly person. Senior citizen.

Words with the same origin as anziano

Descendants of *h₂ént-
andare anteriore anti antico anzi avanti avanzare