From Latin argentum, from Proto-Italic *argentom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂r̥ǵn̥tóm, from *h₂erǵ- (“white”). See also the obsolete variant form ariento, possibly from a Vulgar Latin *aregentum; cf. also Old Galician-Portuguese and Old Spanish arento, Spanish arienzo.
- ariento (obsolete)
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argento m (plural argenti)
See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.
Borrowed from Latin argentum, from Proto-Italic *argentom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂r̥ǵn̥tóm, from *h₂erǵ- (“white”). Old Spanish and Old Portuguese had inherited descendants of the word in arento, possibly from a Vulgar Latin variant *arentum, perhaps influenced by Celtic; cf. also obsolete Italian ariento, which may have come from an Oscan-influenced form. See also Spanish arienzo, inherited from a related root.
argento m (uncountable)
- ^ Joan Coromines; José A. Pascual (1983–1991) Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos
- “argento”, in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014