aurum etymology

Latin word aurum comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ews-, and later Proto-Italic *auzom (Gold.)

Detailed word origin of aurum

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂ews- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) dawn
*h₂é-h₂us-o- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) glow
*auzom Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Gold.
aurum Latin (lat) A Golden Age. Any object made of gold, such as a gold coin or a gold ring. Gold (as mineral or metal). Gold (colour). Lustre.

Words with the same origin as aurum

Descendants of *h₂ews-