-land etymology

English word -land comes from Proto-Indo-European *lendʰ-, Proto-Indo-European *klān-, and later Proto-Germanic *landą (Land, area of ground.)

Detailed word origin of -land

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*lendʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) land, heath  , kidney, waist, loin
*klān- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*landą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Land, area of ground.
*hlandą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Urine.
land Old English (ang) A land, region, district, or province. Earth, one of the four elements. Owned or tilled land, an estate.
hland Old English (ang) Urine.
lond Middle English (enm) Land; territory; locality.
land English (eng) (Irish English, colloquial) A fright.. (agriculture) The ground left unploughed between furrows; any of several portions into which a field is divided for ploughing.. (ballistics) The space between the rifling grooves in a gun.. (electronics) A conducting area on a board or chip which can be used for connecting wires.. (nautical) The lap of the strakes in a clinker-built boat; the lap of [...]
-land English (eng) Used to form the name of a sphere of activity or interaction.. Used to form the name of a territory, country, or region.

Words with the same origin as -land

Descendants of *lendʰ-
fatherland homeland inland island land landed landing landlady landlord landmark landscape landslide lend motherland portland wasteland wonderland