diritto etymology

Italian word diritto 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 diritto

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.
dirigere Latin (lat)
*dērēctus Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
diritto Italian (ita) (knitting) plain, knit. Right (legal or moral entitlement). Right, right-hand. Straight, direct. Upright, erect, straight Straight (knitting) plain stitch, knit stitch. (tennis) forehand. Right side.

Words with the same origin as diritto

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