augustus etymology

Latin word augustus comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂weg-, and later Proto-Italic *augeō (To enlarge. To increase.)

Detailed word origin of augustus

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂weg- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂ewg- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*augeō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) To enlarge. To increase.
augeo Latin (lat) (figuratively) I exalt, praise. I enlarge, spread, expand. I exaggerate. I honor, enrich. I increase, augment. I lengthen.
augustus Latin (lat) Augustan (pertaining to the Emperor Augustus). August, majestic, venerable. Imperial, royal. Of August, the sixth month of the Roman calendar.

Words with the same origin as augustus

Descendants of *h₂weg-
auctor auxilio auxilium