tertius etymology

Latin word tertius comes from Proto-Slavic *tríh₂, and later Proto-Italic *trēs (Three.)

Detailed word origin of tertius

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*tríh₂ Proto-Slavic (sla-pro)
*tisres Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*trēs Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Three.
*þrīz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Three.
þrī Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
þri Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) (cardinal) three.
thre Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) Three.
three English (eng) (basketball). A person who is three years old.. Anything measuring three units, as length.. The digit/figure 3.. The playing card featuring three pips. (cardinal) A numerical value after two and before four. Represented in Arabic digits as 3; this many dots (•••).. (of a set or group) Having three elements.
tres Latin (lat)
tertius Latin (lat) (ordinal) third, the ordinal number after and before.

Words with the same origin as tertius

Descendants of *tríh₂
tertio testamentum testator testis tria tribus triginta trium