around etymology

English word around comes from Middle English a-, Middle English round

Detailed word origin of around

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
a- Middle English (enm)
round Middle English (enm)
around Middle English (enm)
around English (eng) (of distance, time) Near; in the vicinity of.. At various places in.. Defining a circle or closed curve containing a thing.. Following a path which curves near an object, with the object on the inside of the curve.. Following the perimeter of a specified area and returning to the starting point. (with turn, spin, etc.) Partially or completely rotated, including to face in the opposite [...]

Words with the same origin as around

Descendants of a-
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