basis etymology

Latin word basis comes from Proto-Indo-European - -tis, and later Proto-Indo-European *gʷémtis (Step, act of walking.)

Detailed word origin of basis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
- -tis Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*gʷémtis Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Step, act of walking.
*gʷə́tis Proto-Hellenic (grk-pro) Step.
βάσις Ancient Greek (grc)
basis Latin (lat) (architecture) The lowest part of the shaft of a column.. (grammar) The primitive word, root.. (of cattle) A track, footprint.. A pedestal, foot, base; basis, foundation.

Words with the same origin as basis

Descendants of - -tis
forsitan forte fortis fortuna gens gentes gentis hospes hostem hostis iulianus mente mors mortem statim