corona etymology

Latin word corona (meaning crown) comes from Ancient Greek κορώνη (koróni - garland, wreath) which probably derives from the Proto-Indo-European root *sker- (turn, bend). The name has been applied to the COVID-19 coronavirus and other viruses in this group allegedly due to the crown-shaped protein spikes around the virus particles when viewed under the microscope

Detailed word origin of corona

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sker Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) turn, bend
κορώνη Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc) garland, wreath
corona Latin (lat) Crown. Garland, chaplet, laurel, or wreath; presented to athletes, the gods, or the dead.

Words with the same origin as corona

Descendants of *sker
circa circum cornu cursus de debere deinde demum denique e edictum es essent esset est esto ex exemplum idcirco inde perinde proinde quando quondam unde