bonus etymology

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

Detailed word origin of bonus

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*deh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dū- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to respect
*dwenos Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Good.
dvenos Latin (lat)
duonus Old Latin (itc-ola) Good.
optimus Latin (lat) Best; very good.

Words with the same origin as bonus

Descendants of *dū-
bella bellum bene bona optime optimus