Città etymology


Italian word città comes from Proto-Indo-European *ḱe-, Old Latin ceivis, and later Proto-Italic *keiwis ((possibly) citizen. Society.)

Etymology of città

Detailed word origin of città

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*ḱe- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
ceivis Old Latin (itc-ola)
*keiwis Proto-Italic (itc-pro) (possibly) citizen. Society.
civis English (en)
civis Latin (lat) Citizen.
civitas Latin (lat) "The City". (Medieval) a borough: a walled settlement, sometimes particularly former Roman towns. (Medieval, Christianity) the community of believers: either the Church or Heaven. (by extension) the body politic, the state. (classical) the capital or center of Roman administration in each Celtic civitas (see above). (late Medieval) a city: a Biblical, major, or specially incorporated town, [...]
cittade Old Italian (it-oit)
città Italian (it) Town, city.

Words with the same origin as città

Descendants of *ḱe-