age etymology

English word age comes from Latin aevum, French -age, French aé, Proto-Indo-European *h₂egʰlo-, and later Latin *aetaticum (Age.)

Detailed word origin of age

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
aevum Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin, philosophy) aevum, the mean between time and eternity, aeviternity. Lifetime, age, generation. Time, eternity.
-age French (fra) (rare) Forming collective nouns.. Forming nouns with the sense of "action or result of Xing" or, more rarely, "action related to X".. Forming nouns with the sense of "state of being (a) X".
French (fra)
*h₂egʰlo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*aetaticum Latin (lat) Age.
aevitas Latin (lat)
*h₂égʰos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) (emotional) distress.
*aetaticum Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
äage French (fra)
*agaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Fear; dread.
agi Old Norse (non)
aage Old French (fro) Age.
age Anglo-Norman (xno)
age Old French (fro)
age Middle English (enm)
age English (eng) (countable) A generation.. (countable) A great period in the history of the Earth.. (countable) A particular period of time in history, as distinguished from others.. (countable) A period of one hundred years; a century.. (countable) One of the stages of life.. (countable) The number of full years, months, days, hours, etc., that someone, or something, has been alive.. (countable) The people [...]

Words with the same origin as age

Descendants of aevum
awe awesome eternal eternity medieval teen teenage underage
Descendants of -age
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