principium etymology

Latin word principium comes from Latin -ionem, Latin princeps

Detailed word origin of principium

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ionem Latin (lat)
princeps Latin (lat) (military, as plural) company or division of the second line of soldiers. Author, originator, founder, head. Chief, director. Leader, first man. Prince, sovereign. Principal person Chief, distinguished. First, foremost.
principium Latin (lat) (in the plural) the elements, the first principles. (military, in the plural) the front ranks, camp headquarters. A beginning, an origin. A groundwork, a foundation.

Words with the same origin as principium

Descendants of princeps
comes principalis principalis principalis pars principians principiare principissa