tempus etymology

Latin word tempus comes from Proto-Indo-European *temp-, Proto-Indo-European *tengʰ-

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Detailed word origin of tempus

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*temp- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to stetch, string, to stretch, string, to pull, stretch
*tengʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*tempos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) stretch
temporis Latin (lat)

Words with the same origin as tempus

Descendants of *temp-
extemplo templum tempora