mirare etymology

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

Detailed word origin of mirare

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*mei- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) small , to change , to change, exchange, to smile, to be astonished
*smey- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to laugh, be glad, wonder
mirus English (eng)
*sméyros Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*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.

Words with the same origin as mirare

Descendants of *mei-
ammirare ammiratore ammirazione ammirevole meraviglia mira miracolo