Periculum etymology


Latin word periculum comes from Proto-Indo-European *pr̥-, Latin -culum

Etymology of periculum

Detailed word origin of periculum

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*pr̥- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
-culum Latin (lat) Suffix used to form some nouns derived from verbs, particularly nouns representing tools and instruments.
periculum Latin (lat) (attack of) sickness. (legal) trial, action, suit. Risk, hazard, danger, peril. Ruin, destruction. Trial, experiment, attempt, proof, essay. Writ of judgment or judgement, sentence.