pulsare etymology

Latin word pulsare comes from Proto-Indo-European *pel, Proto-Indo-European *pelh₂-, and later Proto-Italic *pelnō (Approach, go to. Bring close.)

Detailed word origin of pulsare

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*pel Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*pelh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
pulsum Latin (lat)
*pelnō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Approach, go to. Bring close.
pulsus Latin (lat) Pulse, impulse, beat, stroke.
pello Latin (lat) (figuratively) I conquer, overcome, beat, defeat.. (figuratively) I touch, move, affect, impress. (military) I rout, put to flight, discomfit.. (music) I strike the cords, play.. I push, drive, hurl, impel, propel; expel, banish, eject, thrust out. I strike, set in motion.