periculum etymology

Latin word periculum comes from Proto-Indo-European *pr̥-, Latin -culum

Detailed word origin of periculum

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*pr̥- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
-culum Latin (lat) Suffix used to form some nouns derived from verbs, particularly nouns representing tools and instruments.
periculum Latin (lat) (attack of) sickness. (legal) trial, action, suit. Risk, hazard, danger, peril. Ruin, destruction. Trial, experiment, attempt, proof, essay. Writ of judgment or judgement, sentence.