civitas etymology

Latin word civitas comes from Latin civis (Citizen.), Latin -ius

Detailed word origin of civitas

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
civis Latin (lat) Citizen.
-ius Latin (lat) Genitive suffix for some irregular pronouns. Forming adjectives from nouns.
civitas Latin (lat) "The City". (Medieval) a borough: a walled settlement, sometimes particularly former Roman towns. (Medieval, Christianity) the community of believers: either the Church or Heaven. (by extension) the body politic, the state. (classical) the capital or center of Roman administration in each Celtic civitas (see above). (late Medieval) a city: a Biblical, major, or specially incorporated town, [...]

Words with the same origin as civitas

Descendants of -ius
eloquentia iudicium officio officium prudentia regia regio sapientia