utrum etymology

Latin word utrum comes from Proto-Indo-European *kʷóm, Proto-Indo-European *-teros (Contrastive or oppositional adjectival suffix.)

Detailed word origin of utrum

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kʷóm Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*-teros Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Contrastive or oppositional adjectival suffix.
*kʷóteros Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Which of two.
*kʷoteros Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
uter Latin (lat) Both. Either, which (of two) Bag made of hide (inflated for flotation). Wine or water skin or bottle.
utrum Latin (lat) Whether.

Words with the same origin as utrum

Descendants of *kʷóm
cum quom quondam quoniam umquam
Descendants of *-teros
celeriter citra diligenter fortiter libenter magister magistratus noster nostrae nostri nostrum praeter similiter ultra uterque utrimque