Lux etymology


Latin word lux comes from Proto-Germanic - atjaną, Proto-Indo-European *álbʰos, and later Proto-Germanic *luhatjaną (To sparkle, to flash brightly.)

Etymology of lux

Detailed word origin of lux

Dictionary entry Language Definition
- atjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*álbʰos Proto-Indo-European (ine)
Ἀλβανοί Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
*luhatjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To sparkle, to flash brightly.
𐌻𐌰𐌿𐌷𐌰𐍄𐌾𐌰𐌽 Gothic (got) To lighten, flash with lightning.
*lewk- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*leuhtaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Light, bright.
*louks Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Light.
lux Latin (lat) (figuratively) public view. Daylight, day, moonlight. Enlightenment, explanation. Eyesight, the eyes, luminary. Glory, encouragement. Life. Light (of the sun, stars etc.). Splendour.

Words with the same origin as lux

Descendants of - atjaną

luce lucem lumen lumina luna