respira etymology

Romanian word respira comes from Latin re-, Proto-Indo-European *(s)peys-, and later Italian respirare (To breathe.)

Detailed word origin of respira

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
re- Latin (lat) Again; prefix added to various words to indicate an action being done again, or like the other usages indicated above under English.. Back, backwards.
*(s)peys- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
spiro Latin (lat) (figuratively) I am poetically inspired. (figuratively) I breathe, live, am alive (usually in the present participle). (figuratively) I design, intend, express. (intransitive, with accusative) I breathe out, exhale, emit. I blow, breathe, burst forth. I breathe, draw breath, respire.
respirare Latin (lat)
respirare Italian (ita) To breathe.
respirer Old French (fro) (figuratively) to come back to life. (transitive) to revive (someone). To respire; to breathe.
respirer Middle French (frm) To breathe.
respirer French (fra) To breathe.
respira Romanian (ron) To breathe (to draw air in and out).

Words with the same origin as respira

Descendants of re-
aresta cunoscut ramas rece reclamă reduce redus religie repara repeta replica reprezenta respecta retrage revedea reveni rezista rezolva răceală răcoare rămas rămâne răspunde răspuns
Descendants of *(s)peys-
aspira conspira expira inspira spirit suspin transpirație