ductus etymology

Latin word ductus comes from Proto-Indo-European *dh₁g-, and later Proto-Germanic *tēkaną (To grasp. To hold. To touch.)

Detailed word origin of ductus

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dh₁g- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*tēkaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To grasp. To hold. To touch.
*dukn- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*déwketi Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*déwkti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To lead. To pull, to draw.
*doukō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Lead.
ducere Latin (lat) "be thou led, be thou guided". "to lead, to guide".
ductus Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) conveyance (of water); hence, a channel. Generalship. Leadership, leading.

Words with the same origin as ductus

Descendants of *dh₁g-
ducem ducere dux