Cognome etymology


Italian word cognome comes from Proto-Indo-European *ser-, Proto-Indo-European *h₁nómn̥ (Name.)

Etymology of cognome

Detailed word origin of cognome

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*ser- Proto-Indo-European (ine) to flow, run, watch over, protect, to bind, put together, to flow, stream, flow, stream, to watch over, protect, to put in line, in sequence, to tie, to assemble, to arrange, tack, tie, unite
*h₁nómn̥ Proto-Indo-European (ine) Name.
*sēl- Proto-Indo-European (ine) to calm, quiet, be favourable
nomen Latin (lat) (grammar) noun (i.e. substantive, adjective, pronoun, article or numeral). In particular, the middle name of a three-part free man's Latin name which distinguished one gens from another. Name, appellation. Title.
nom Old Provençal (to 1500) (pro) Name.
nome Old Portuguese (roa-opt) Name.
sylva Latin (lat) (considered to be less correct, proscribed).
silvestris Latin (lat) Of or pertaining to a forest or wood. Forested, wooded, overgrown with trees. Rural, wild, living in forests.
nome Portuguese (pt) (grammar) noun. Name (what somebody is known for). Name (word or phrase which identifies an individual person, place, class, or thing).
nom Catalan (cat) (grammar) noun. Name (reputation). Name (word that indicates a particular person, place, or thing).
Silvanus Latin (lat) (religion) A deity presiding over woods and all places planted with trees, the god of woods.. Silvanus; a Roman cognomen, or surname.
cognome Italian (it) Surname, cognomen.

Words with the same origin as cognome

Descendants of *ser-