gens etymology

Latin word gens comes from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₃-, Proto-Indo-European *-tis (Derives abstract/action nouns from verb roots.)

Detailed word origin of gens

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ǵenh₃- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*-tis Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Derives abstract/action nouns from verb roots.
*ǵn̥h₁tí- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
gens Latin (lat) Roman clan, related by birth or marriage and sharing a common name. The chief gods. Tribe; people, family.

Words with the same origin as gens

Descendants of *-tis
actio gentes gentis ingens iulianus oratio possessio praesertim pretio ratio statim