atto etymology

Italian word atto comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eǵ-, Latin -alis, Proto-Indo-European *h₂eǵʰ-, and later Proto-Indo-European *h₂éǵeti (To be driving.)

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Detailed word origin of atto

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂eǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to drive, plough animal
-alis Latin (lat) Used to form adjectives of relationship from nouns or numerals.
*h₂eǵʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) plough animal
*h₂éǵeti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To be driving.
*agō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Do, act. Drive. Push, impel.
agendum Latin (lat)
actus Latin (lat) (historical, _, units of measure) An actus: a former Roman unit of area equivalent to a square with sides of 1 actus (about ⅛ ha). (historical, _, units of measure) An actus: a former Roman unit of length equal to 120 Roman feet (about 35½ m). A cattle drive, the act of driving cattle or a cart. A cattle path or narrow cart track. Act, action, doing, deed. Performance, behavior.
atto Italian (ita) Act.

Words with the same origin as atto

Descendants of *h₂eǵ-
agente agenzia agire agitare atteggiamento attivo attore attrice azione contratto esame esaminare gratuito grazia indagare ingaggio litigare litigio navigare navigatore purgatorio saggezza saggio
Descendants of -alis
animale arrabbiare canale centrale funerale generale geniale hotel legale maiale natale naturale originale ospedale personale reale realtà rischiare sociale speciale superare uguale