levare etymology

Italian word levare comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lengʷʰ-, Proto-Indo-European *h₁lengʰwih₂-, and later Proto-Indo-European *h₁léngʰus (Lightweight.)

Detailed word origin of levare

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₁lengʷʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₁lengʰwih₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*leχwī Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
*h₁léngʰus Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Lightweight.
*leɣʷis Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
levis Latin (lat) Dispensable. Fickle. Light (not heavy). Quick, swift. Trivial, trifling.
levo Latin (lat) I make light, lighten. I mitigate, alleviate. I raise, elevate, lift up. I relieve, ease, comfort I make smooth, polish.
levare Italian (ita) (transitive) to except. (transitive) to raise, put up, lift. (transitive) to take, take away, take off, move away, remove, have something out.

Words with the same origin as levare

Descendants of *h₁lengʷʰ-
leggero leva obbligato obbligo occasione occupare offerto offrire oggetto oscuro osservare osservazione ostacolo ottenere ovviamente ovvio preoccupato preoccupazione rilevante scuro sollevare sollevato sollievo uccidere ucciso