liber etymology

Latin word liber (when refering to a book) comes from Proto-Indo-European *leubh- (to peel, cut off), which probably comes from Proto-Indo-European *lew- (cut off)

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Detailed word origin of liber

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*lew- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To cut off.
*leubh- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To peel, cut off, harm.
*lubʰrós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
liber Latin (lat) Book. The inner bark of a tree.

Words with the same origin as liber

Descendants of *lew-
libenter libet