vis etymology

Latin word vis comes from Proto-Indo-European *wih₁rós, and later Proto-Italic *wīs (Strength, force, power.)

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Detailed word origin of vis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*wih₁rós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wéyh₁s Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wīs Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Strength, force, power.
vis Latin (lat) (New Latin, physics) energy, force. (figuratively) assault, affront. Force, power, strength. Violence.