mira etymology

Italian word mira comes from Proto-Indo-European *sméyros, Proto-Indo-European *mei-, and later Latin mirus (Wonderful, marvelous, amazing, surprising, awesome.)

Detailed word origin of mira

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sméyros Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*mei- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) small , to change , to change, exchange, to smile, to be astonished
*smeiros Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
mirus Latin (lat) Wonderful, marvelous, amazing, surprising, awesome.
miror Latin (lat) (transitive) I am astonished at, marvel at, admire, am amazed at, wonder at.
mirare Italian (ita) (intransitive, takes avere as auxiliary) To aim, to take aim, to sight, to point.. (transitive) (literary) To admire, to gaze, to contemplate, to stare.
mira Italian (ita) (figuratively) aim, goal, purpose, design, objective. Aim. Sight.

Words with the same origin as mira

Descendants of *sméyros
ammirare ammiratore ammirazione ammirevole meraviglia miracolo