per- etymology

Latin word per- comes from Proto-Germanic *feraną, Proto-Indo-European *bʰowHéyeti, Proto-Indo-European *per (Around. Through.)

Detailed word origin of per-

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*feraną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*bʰowHéyeti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*per Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Around. Through.
*per Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
*sperw- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
pro Latin (lat) About. According to. As befitting. As, like. Before. For. In front, instead of. On behalf of.
per- Latin (lat) Used to form verbs that are intensive or completive, conveying the idea of doing something all the way through or entirely.. Used to make adjectives or verbs that are "very" something.

Words with the same origin as per-

Descendants of *feraną
imperator imperium nuper par paratus parens partus per periculum pertinere porro portus precor prima primo primus princeps prior pro profectus prope propius propter prorsus protinus
Descendants of *per
parere prius priusquam probare procurator proximus