sum etymology

Latin word sum comes from Proto-Indo-European *wes-, Classical Armenian *եստ, and later Proto-Germanic *wesaną (To consume, feast To be. To exist. To remain.)

Detailed word origin of sum

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*wes- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) fat, moisture, to dress, stab, to stick, prick, pierce, sting, moist, wet
*եստ Classical Armenian (xcl)
*wesaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To consume, feast To be. To exist. To remain.
*h₁ésmi Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₁esmi- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to be
*h₁ésti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To be.
*h₂wéseti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To dwell, remain.
*ezom Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Be.
sum Latin (lat) (copulative) I am, exist, have (with dative).

Words with the same origin as sum

Descendants of *wes-
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