Tag: species

English, Etymology, Genus

Etymology Borrowed from Latin genus (“birth, origin, a race, sort, kind”) from the root gen- in Latin gignere, Old Latin gegnere (“to beget, produce”), from Proto-Italic *gignō, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵíǵnh₁-, the reduplicated present stem…

Etymology, English, Species

Etymology From Latin speciēs (“appearance; quality”), from speciō (“see”) + -iēs suffix signifying abstract noun, from Proto-Italic *spekjō, from Proto-Indo-European *spéḱyeti,  Doublet of spice. Pronunciation IPA(key): /ˈspiːʃiːz/, /ˈspiːsiːz/. Some…