cur etymology

Latin word cur comes from Proto-Indo-European *kʷōr

Detailed word origin of cur

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kʷōr Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kʷōr Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
quōr Old Latin (itc-ola)
cur Latin (lat) Why, for what reason, wherefore, to what purpose, from what motive.