Universe etymology


English word universe comes from Latin versus, Latin unum, and later Latin uni- (One; uni-.)

Etymology of universe

Detailed word origin of universe

Dictionary entry Language Definition
versus Latin (lat)
unum Latin (lat)
uni- Latin (lat) One; uni-.
universus Latin (lat) Whole, entire, taken collectively.
univers Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) The whole world; the whole Earth Universal; applying to everyone and everything.
universe English (en) The sum of everything that exists in the cosmos, including time and space itself.. An entity similar to our universe; one component of a larger entity known as the multiverse.. An imaginary collection of worlds.. Everything under consideration.. Intense form of world in the sense of perspective or social setting.

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