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German word auf comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʷm̥sḱéti (To be walking. To come, to be coming.), Proto-Germanic *ūp-.

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Auf detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gʷm̥sḱéti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To be walking. To come, to be coming.
*ūp- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*gʷémt Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To arrive. To step, to take a step.
*gʷegʷóme Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To have the feet planted, to stand steady.
uf Old High German (goh) Up Upon.
*upp Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Up, upwards.
ūf Old High German (goh)
ūf Middle High German (gmh)
auf German (deu) (colloquial) finished; gone (food). (somewhat, informal) open Carry on. Have a go (archaic, or, colloquial, regional, northern and western Germany) on (a day; usually of the week). (with accusative) on, onto. (with accusative) to; used with certain nouns instead of zu or in. (with dative) in, at; used with certain nouns instead of bei or in. (with dative) on, upon. In.