Semester etymology


English word semester comes from Latin sex ((cardinal) six; 6.), Latin mensis (Month.)

Etymology of semester

Detailed word origin of semester

Dictionary entry Language Definition
sex Latin (lat) (cardinal) six; 6.
mensis Latin (lat) Month.
sēmestris New Latin (la-new)
semestris Latin (lat)
Semester German (de) Semester.
semester English (en) A period or term of six months.. Half of a school year (US) or academic year such as fall or spring semester.

Words with the same origin as semester

Descendants of sex