capital etymology

Romanian word capital comes from Latin caput, Latin -alis, and later Latin capitalis (Deadly, mortal. Excellent. Head or life (attributive).)

Detailed word origin of capital

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
caput Latin (lat) (New Latin, anatomy) headlike protuberance on an organ or body part, usually bone, for instance caput ulnae. (New Latin, medicine) a disease; a severe swelling of the soft tissues of a newborn's scalp that develops as the baby travels through the birth canal. (figuratively) life. (figuratively) the vital part. (in writings) division, section, paragraph, chapter. (of a river) origin, source, [...]
-alis Latin (lat) Used to form adjectives of relationship from nouns or numerals.
capitalis Latin (lat) Deadly, mortal. Excellent. Head or life (attributive).
capital French (fra) Capital (money and wealth) Capital (important).
capital Romanian (ron) (economics, business) capital Capital, important.

Words with the same origin as capital

Descendants of caput
biceps cadou cap capă capăt căpetenie căpețel căpos căpățână căpșună șef
Descendants of -alis
act actor canal central criminal digital egal general homosexual hotel legal mental mintal muzical natural personal principal real realitate regal social spital vital zece