dictum etymology

Latin word dictum comes from Proto-Indo-European *deyḱ-, Proto-Indo-European - -st, Proto-Indo-European *deyḱ-e-, and later Proto-Indo-European *déyḱti (To be pointing out.)

Detailed word origin of dictum

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*deyḱ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to show, point out, to point out
- -st Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*deyḱ-e- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to show, point out
*déyḱti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To be pointing out.
*dḗyḱst Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To point out.
*deikō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Say.
dictatum Latin (lat) Dictated lessons or exercises. Things dictated.
dictum Latin (lat) A prophesy, prediction. A word, saying, something said. Bon mot, witticism. Order, command. Promise, assurance. Proverb, maxim. Verse, poetry.

Words with the same origin as dictum

Descendants of *deyḱ-
condicio dicamus dicas dicat dicatur dicemus dicens dicere dicet dicis dicit dico dicta dictator dixi dixit edicto iudex iudicium