tonus etymology

Latin word tonus comes from Proto-Indo-European *tengʰ-, Proto-Indo-European - -os, and later Proto-Hellenic *téňňō (To stretch.)

Detailed word origin of tonus

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*tengʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
- -os Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*téňňō Proto-Hellenic (grk-pro) To stretch.
*tónos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Chord, fiber, string. Something stretched.
τείνω Ancient Greek (grc)
*tónos Proto-Hellenic (grk-pro)
τόνος Ancient Greek (grc)
tonus Latin (lat) (by extension) A strain; tension.. (figuratively) A crack of thunder.. (figuratively) The pitch, sound or tone of something.. The stretching or straining of a rope.

Words with the same origin as tonus

Descendants of - -os
decus genere genus hactenus iuxta nemus onus