prior etymology

Latin word prior comes from Proto-Italic *-jōs (Forms comparative adjectives.), Old Latin *pri, Proto-Italic *pri, Proto-Italic - jōs, Proto-Indo-European *per (Around. Through.)

Detailed word origin of prior

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*-jōs Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Forms comparative adjectives.
*pri Old Latin (itc-ola)
*pri Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
- jōs Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
*per Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Around. Through.
*prijōs Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
*priōs Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Former.
prior Latin (lat) (figuratively) better, superior. (substantive, Medieval Latin) abbot, prior. Former, prior, previous (preceding in time). In front. The first, the original.

Words with the same origin as prior

Descendants of *-jōs
prius priusquam
Descendants of *per
par paratus parens parere partus portus prima primo primus princeps pro probare procurator profectus prope propius propter prorsus protinus proximus