signum etymology

Latin word signum comes from Proto-Indo-European *sēik-

Detailed word origin of signum

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sēik- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to cut
signum Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) a signum (medieval tower bell used particularly for ringing the 8 canonical hours). A mark, sign, emblem. A miracle.

Words with the same origin as signum

Descendants of *sēik-
dignitatem dignus nescio scientia scilicet scio scire signa signo