Janela etymology


Portuguese word janela comes from Latin Ianus (The god Janus.)

Etymology of janela

Detailed word origin of janela

Dictionary entry Language Definition
Ianus Latin (lat) The god Janus.
ianua Latin (lat) Any double-doored entrance (e.g. a domestic door or a gate to a temple or city).
*januella Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
janella Old Portuguese (roa-opt) Window.
janela Portuguese (pt) Third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of janelar Ele janela. He stands by the window. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of janelar Tu aí, janela sozinho. You there, stand by the window by yourself. Window.