fomentare etymology

Latin word fomentare comes from Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʷʰris, Latin fotum, and later Proto-Italic *foɣʷeō (To warm, to make warm, to keep warm.)

Detailed word origin of fomentare

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dʰegʷʰris Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
fotum Latin (lat)
*foɣʷeō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) To warm, to make warm, to keep warm.
foveo Latin (lat) (medicine, of a wound) I foment, bathe.. I nurture, cherish, foster.. I support, favor, encourage, comfort, assist.. I warm, keep warm.
fomentum Latin (lat) (by extension) Kindling-wood, touchwood, tinder.. (figuratively) A remedy, lenitive, mitigation, alleviation.. (medicine, usually plural) A warm application, lotion, compress or poultice, fomentation.
fomentare Latin (lat)

Words with the same origin as fomentare

Descendants of *dʰegʷʰris
liber libertus
Descendants of fotum
fomentationem fomentum