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You are viewing the etymology of um meaning: (Adjective Preposition Conjunction Adverb) (predicative, not attributive) up, in the sense of finished (with accusative) At when relating to time (because the hands of a clock go around, the clock). (with accusative) about, used with es [...](predicative, not attributive) up, in the sense of finished (with accusative) At when relating to time (because the hands of a clock go around, the clock). (with accusative) about, used with es [...]. You may also see other German etymologies of um.
German word um comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ént-, Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰeh₁-, and later Old High German umbi (Around.).

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Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂ént- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ǵʰeh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂ent- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂n̥tbʰi Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂n̥t-bʰi Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂m̥bʰi Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Around, on either side of, about. Facing, against. In exchange for.
*furþa Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
umbi Old High German (goh) Around.
um German (deu) (predicative, not attributive) up, in the sense of finished (with accusative) At when relating to time (because the hands of a clock go around, the clock). (with accusative) about, used with es geht. (with accusative) around In order to, so as to Around, about. Turned over, changed, from one state to another.