ve etymology

Danish word ve comes from Westrobothnian meg, Proto-Indo-European *uai, and later Proto-Germanic *wai (Woe! alas! (expression of grief).)

Detailed word origin of ve

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
meg Westrobothnian (gmq-bot) Me (first-person accusative and dative singular personal pronoun).
*uai Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wai Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Woe! alas! (expression of grief).
Old Norse (non)
ve Danish (dan) Contraction of labour, birth pang. Pain.

Words with the same origin as ve

Descendants of meg
veer
Descendants of *uai
ildsvåde våde