ale etymology

English word ale comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂elut- (Beer.)

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Detailed word origin of ale

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂elut- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Beer.
*alu Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Beer, ale.
ealo Old English (ang)
ale English (eng) (dated) A beer made without hops.. A beer produced by so-called warm fermentation and not pressurized.. A festival in English country places, so called from the liquor drunk.