cornu etymology

Latin word cornu comes from Proto-Indo-European *ḱerh₂-

Detailed word origin of cornu

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ḱerh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ḱr̥h₂-no- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
cornu Latin (lat) (figuratively) power, strength, might. (musical instruments) a horn as a musical instrument. A horn, antler. A tusk. An arm or wing of an army. Any substance like the material of a horn, such as the bill of a bird. The end of a book or scroll, usually made of ivory. The horns of the moon.