caverna etymology

Italian word caverna comes from Proto-Indo-European *ḱówH-, and later Latin cavus (Excavated, channeled. Hollow, concave.)

Detailed word origin of caverna

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ḱówH- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ḱówHwos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
cavus Latin (lat) Excavated, channeled. Hollow, concave.
caverna Latin (lat) Cave, cavern, grotto. Vault, chamber, cleft.
caverna Italian (ita) Cave, cavern.

Words with the same origin as caverna

Descendants of *ḱówH-
cava cavare cavo gabbia