diretto etymology

Italian word diretto comes from Proto-Indo-European *rog-, Latin dis-, and later Latin rego (I guide, steer. I oversee, manage. I rule, govern.)

Detailed word origin of diretto

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*rog- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
dis- Latin (lat) Asunder, apart, in two. Reversal, removal. Utterly, exceedingly.
rego Latin (lat) I guide, steer. I oversee, manage. I rule, govern.
dirigo Latin (lat) I direct, steer. I distribute, scatter. I lay straight; arrange in lines (especially in military contexts).
diretto Italian (ita) (boxing) straight. Through train Addressed, intended. Direct, straight, immediate. On one's way, going to, bound for. Turned, facing, -ward Direct, straight.

Words with the same origin as diretto

Descendants of *rog-
arrogante arroganza interrogare interrogatorio
Descendants of dis-
difficile diffondere diffuso diminuire direzione dirigere diritto discorso discreto discutere disponibile distanza distinguere distrarre distratto distrazione distretto distribuire divertimento divertire dritto indispensabile staccare staccato