argentum etymology

Latin word argentum comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂erǵ-, and later Proto-Indo-European *h₂r̥ǵn̥tóm (Silver.)

Detailed word origin of argentum

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂erǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) white, to shine
*h₂r̥ǵn̥tóm Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Silver.
*argentom Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Silver.
argentum Latin (lat) (by extension) a silver thing. Silver (metal, element).

Words with the same origin as argentum

Descendants of *h₂erǵ-
argumentum