arm etymology

Afrikaans word arm comes from Proto-Indo-European *erm-, Proto-Indo-European *h₂(e)rmos, Proto-Indo-European *arəm-, Proto-Indo-European *h₁ar-mo-, Proto-Indo-European *h₂erH-, Proto-Indo-European *h₂erHmos, Proto-Indo-European *h₂ermos, Proto-Indo-European *h₁erm-, and later Proto-Germanic *armaz ((anatomy) arm.)

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Detailed word origin of arm

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*erm- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) poor, ill
*h₂(e)rmos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) fitting
*arəm- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) arm
*h₁ar-mo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) arm
*h₂erH- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to be sparse
*h₂erHmos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂ermos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₁erm- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*armaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (anatomy) arm.
*armaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Pitiful, pitiable. Poor, miserable.
*armaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Pitiful, pitiable. Poor, miserable (anatomy) arm.
arm Old Dutch (odt)
arm Middle Dutch (dum) Arm.
arm Middle Dutch (dum) Arm Poor, having few possessions. Unfortunate, pitiable.
arm Middle Dutch (dum) Poor, having few possessions. Unfortunate, pitiable.
arm Dutch (nld) Arm Poor (not rich). Poor (unfortunate).
arm Afrikaans (afr) Arm.