colonia etymology

Italian word colonia comes from Proto-Indo-European *kʷel-, Latin colum, and later Latin colonus (Colonist, colonial, inhabitant. Farmer.)

Detailed word origin of colonia

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kʷel- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
colum Latin (lat) (poetic) a wicker basket for catching fish. Colander, strainer.
*quelo Latin (lat)
quelo Latin (lat)
colare Latin (lat)
colonus Latin (lat) Colonist, colonial, inhabitant. Farmer.
colonia Latin (lat) (metonymy) The people composing a colony, colonists.. A colony, settlement.. A possession in land, land attached to a farm, estate.
colonia Italian (ita) Colony.

Words with the same origin as colonia

Descendants of *kʷel-
accelerare acceleratore agricoltura altezza alto ciclo collo colonna colpa colposo coltivare colto culto cultura inquilino polo