membrum etymology

Latin word membrum comes from Proto-Indo-European *mems-, and later Proto-Indo-European *mḗms (Meat.)

Detailed word origin of membrum

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*mems- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*mḗms Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Meat.
*memzrom Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
membrum Latin (lat) (Late Latin, Christianity) member of the Body of Christ, member of the church. (anatomy) limb of the body; member.. (euphemistic) the penis (membrum virīle). (grammar) clause of a sentence. A portion, division. Apartment, room in a house. Member of the state.