initium etymology

Latin word initium comes from Latin eo, Latin ingratus (Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.)

Detailed word origin of initium

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
eo Latin (lat) (business) I go for; I am sold at (a certain price).. (intransitive) I go.. (legal) I accede, go over to the opposing opinion or other side in voting.. I prepare (for some action); I set about.. I proceed, advance.. I result, happen as a consequence.
ingratus Latin (lat) Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.
ineo Latin (lat) (transitive, by extension, followed by the accusative) I take up (an office, position).. I begin (a certain activity, enterprise, business).. I enter, go into.. I have intercourse.
initium Latin (lat) Beginning.

Words with the same origin as initium

Descendants of eo
aditus exit exitus initio perire subito transire