diverticulum etymology

Latin word diverticulum comes from Latin verto, Latin di-, and later Latin diversus (Diverse, different. Hostile. Opposite. Separate, apart.)

Detailed word origin of diverticulum

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
verto Latin (lat) I exchange. I retreat. I reverse (transitive). I translate. I turn around. I turn, revolve.
di- Latin (lat)
deverto Latin (lat) (rare) I digress.. (rare) I resort to.. I turn away, turn aside.. I turn in, put up at, lodge.
divortere Latin (lat)
divorsus English (eng)
diversus Latin (lat) Diverse, different. Hostile. Opposite. Separate, apart.
deverticulum Latin (lat) (figuratively) A deviation, digression.. (figuratively) A refuge, retreat, lurking-place.. A byroad, bypath, side-way; tributary.. A place for travellers to put up; an inn, lodging.

Words with the same origin as diverticulum

Descendants of verto
oportet prorsus rursus
Descendants of di-