lumen etymology

Latin word lumen comes from Proto-Germanic - atjaną, Proto-Indo-European *álbʰos, and later Proto-Germanic *luhatjaną (To sparkle, to flash brightly.)

Detailed word origin of lumen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
- atjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*álbʰos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
Ἀλβανοί Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
*luhatjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To sparkle, to flash brightly.
𐌻𐌰𐌿𐌷𐌰𐍄𐌾𐌰𐌽 Gothic (got) To lighten, flash with lightning.
*lewk- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*leuhtaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Light, bright.
*léwksmn̥ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
lumen Latin (lat) (poetic) brightness. (poetic) daylight. (poetic) the eyes. (poetic) the light of life. An opening through which light can penetrate such as an air-hole or a window.. The opening or orifice in a water-pipe or funnel. Light.

Words with the same origin as lumen

Descendants of - atjaną
luce lucem lumina luna lux