genus etymology

Latin word genus comes from Proto-Indo-European - -os, and later Proto-Indo-European *ǵénh₁os (Race, lineage.)

Detailed word origin of genus

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
- -os Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ǵénh₁os Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Race, lineage.
*genos Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Lineage, origin.
genus Latin (lat) (grammar) gender. Birth, origin. Kind, type, class. Set, group (with common attributes). Species (of animal or plant), race (of people).

Words with the same origin as genus

Descendants of - -os
decus genere hactenus iuxta nemus onus