after etymology

English word after comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂epotero-, Proto-Germanic *afteraz (Back, behind.), Proto-Indo-European *apo-, Proto-Indo-European *h₂epoteros, Proto-Germanic *h₂ep(o)teros

Detailed word origin of after

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂epotero- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*afteraz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Back, behind.
*apo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) away, from, off, away, off, behind
*h₂epoteros Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂ep(o)teros Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*apotero Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) further behind, further away
*after Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) After, behind (+dative) after, behind.
æfter Old English (ang) After After.
after Middle English (enm)
after English (eng) (Irish, usually, preceded by a form of be, followed by an -ing form of a verb) Used to indicate recent completion of an activity. (dated) According to an author or text.. (obsolete) According to the direction and influence of; in proportion to; befitting.. As a result of.. Behind.. Denoting the aim or object; concerning; in relation to.. In allusion to, in imitation of; following or [...]

Words with the same origin as after

Descendants of *h₂epotero-
aft afterlife afternoon afterward afterwards
Descendants of *apo-
offshore tee