bellum etymology

Latin word bellum comes from Proto-Indo-European *deh₂-, Proto-Indo-European *dāu-, and later Proto-Italic *dwenos (Good.)

Detailed word origin of bellum

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*deh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dāu- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dwenos Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Good.
*dw-ene- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
dvenos Latin (lat)
duonus Old Latin (itc-ola) Good.
optimus Latin (lat) Best; very good.
bella Latin (lat)
bellum Latin (lat)

Words with the same origin as bellum

Descendants of *dāu-
bis duabus duae duas dubio dubium duo duobus duodecim duorum duos duplex