vanus etymology

Latin word vanus comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₁weh₂-

Detailed word origin of vanus

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₁weh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
vanus Latin (lat) (figuratively) groundless, baseless, meaningless. Deceptive, untrustworthy. Ostentatious, boastful. Unsubstantial. Vain, empty, vacant, void.