minaccia etymology

Italian word minaccia comes from Latin mina, Proto-Indo-European *moy-, Proto-Indo-European *pau-, and later Latin parvus (Ignorable, unimportant. Small, little, cheap.)

Detailed word origin of minaccia

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mina Latin (lat) (figuratively) threats, menaces. Projecting points, pinnacles, battlements, parapets.
*moy- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*pau- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
parvus Latin (lat) Ignorable, unimportant. Small, little, cheap.
minor Latin (lat) (with dative) I threaten, menace someone with something. I jut forth, protrude, project.
minaciae Latin (lat)
*minācia Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
minaccia Italian (ita) Threat, menace.

Words with the same origin as minaccia

Descendants of mina
meno mestiere ministero ministro minore nemmeno
Descendants of *pau-
pochino poco