guasto etymology

Italian word guasto comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₁weh₂-sto-, and later Latin vastus (Empty, unoccupied. Vast, immense. Wasted, deserted.)

Detailed word origin of guasto

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₁weh₂-sto- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wāstos Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
vastus Latin (lat) Empty, unoccupied. Vast, immense. Wasted, deserted.
vasto Latin (lat) I devastate, ravage or lay waste.
guastare Italian (ita) (transitive) to break. (transitive) to ruin. (transitive) to spoil.
guasto Italian (ita) Breakdown, failure, fault. Damage Broken, out of order. Rotten, bad, gone bad. Spoilt, damaged, ruined.

Words with the same origin as guasto

Descendants of *h₁weh₂-sto-
vasto