pendulus etymology

Latin word pendulus comes from Proto-Indo-European *(s)pen-, and later Proto-Italic *pendēō (Hang, be hanging.)

Detailed word origin of pendulus

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*(s)pen- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to pull, stretch, spin
*pendēō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Hang, be hanging.
pendere Latin (lat)
pendulus Latin (lat) Doubtful, uncertain, hesitating. Hanging, hanging down, pendent, suspended.