Hostility etymology


English word hostility comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʰóstis (Enemy. Guest. Stranger, host.)

Etymology of hostility

Detailed word origin of hostility

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*gʰóstis Proto-Indo-European (ine) Enemy. Guest. Stranger, host.
*hostis Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Stranger, guest.
hostem Latin (lat)
hostilis Latin (lat) Hostile.
hostilitas Latin (lat) Hostility, enmity.
hostilité Middle French (frm)
hostility English (en) (countable) A hostile action, especially a military action. See hostilities for specific plural definition.. (uncountable) The state of being hostile.

Words with the same origin as hostility

Descendants of *gʰóstis

guest hospice hospital hospitality host hostel hotel