Cardiac etymology


English word cardiac comes from Proto-Indo-European *ḱr̥d-

Etymology of cardiac

Detailed word origin of cardiac

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*ḱr̥d- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
καρδία Ancient Greek (grc)
καρδιακός Ancient Greek (grc)
cardiacus Latin (lat)
cardiaque Middle French (frm)
cardiac English (en) (medicine, archaic) Exciting action in the heart, through the medium of the stomach; cordial; stimulant.. Pertaining to the cardia.. Pertaining to the heart. (dated) Heart disease.. (medicine) A medicine that excites action in the stomach.. A person with heart disease.