all etymology

English word all comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂el-, and later Proto-Germanic *allaz (All.)

Detailed word origin of all

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂el- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to raise, feed, nourish, beyond, to grow
*h₂elnós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*allaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) All.
eall Old English (ang) (West Saxon) fully (West Saxon) all.
all Middle English (enm)
all English (eng) (countable) The totality of one's possessions.. (with a possessive pronoun) Everything that one is capable of. Everyone.. Everything. (degree) So much.. (degree) intensifier.. (obsolete, poetic) even; just. (poetic) Entirely.. Apiece; each. (dialect, Pennsylvania) All gone; dead. (obsolete) Any.. Every individual or anything of the given class, with no exceptions (the noun or noun phrase [...]

Words with the same origin as all

Descendants of *h₂el-
a alibi alien almost alone already alright although always as ass detail elder ellen else hi high highway la le old quality ultimate world