hostis etymology

Latin word hostis comes from Proto-Indo-European - -tis, Proto-Indo-European *gʰes-, and later Proto-Indo-European *gʰóstis (Enemy. Guest. Stranger, host.)

Detailed word origin of hostis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
- -tis Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*gʰes- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*gʰóstis Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Enemy. Guest. Stranger, host.
*hostis Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Stranger, guest.
hostis Latin (lat) (plural only) the enemy. An enemy of the state, a stranger.

Words with the same origin as hostis

Descendants of - -tis
forsitan forte fortis fortuna gens gentes gentis hospes hostem iulianus mente mors mortem statim