Alienus etymology


Latin word alienus comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂el-, and later Proto-Indo-European *h₂élyos (Other, another.)

Etymology of alienus

Detailed word origin of alienus

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*h₂el- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*h₂élyos Proto-Indo-European (ine) Other, another.
*aljos Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
alius Latin (lat) Else. Other, another.
alienus Latin (lat) (of the body) dead; corrupted; paralyzed. (of the mind) insane, mad. Of that which belongs to another person, place, or object—of another, alien, foreign. Unfamiliar with something or a stranger to something. Unfriendly, inimical, hostile, suspicious. Unsuitable, incongruous, inconsistent.

Words with the same origin as alienus

Descendants of *h₂el-

alia alius altum