amare etymology

Latin word amare comes from Proto-Indo-European, possibly deriving from *am-a-, *am- ("mother, aunt") or *h₂emh₃- ("seize")

Detailed word origin of amare

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂emh₃- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) seize, capture
*am- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) mother, aunt
amare Latin (lat) to love

Words with the same origin as amare

Descendants of amō
amicitia amico amicus