Climate etymology


English word climate comes from Proto-Indo-European *ḱley-, Proto-Hellenic *klinō, and later French climat (Climate.)

Etymology of climate

Detailed word origin of climate

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*ḱley- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*klinō Proto-Hellenic (grk-pro)
κλίνειν Ancient Greek (grc)
κλίνω Ancient Greek (grc)
κλίμα Ancient Greek (grc)
clima Latin (lat) (Late Latin) climate, clime. (Late Latin, figuratively) region. (historical, _, units of measure) A Roman unit of area equivalent to a square with sides of 60 Roman feet.. (mathematics) slope, inclination.
climat French (fr) Climate.
climate English (en) (figuratively) The context in general of a particular political, moral etc. situation.. (obsolete) A region of the Earth.. (obsolete) An area of the earth's surface between two parallels of latitude.. The long-term manifestations of weather and other atmospheric conditions in a given area or country, now usually represented by the statistical summary of its weather conditions during a period [...]

Words with the same origin as climate

Descendants of *ḱley-

law lo