astonish etymology

English word astonish comes from Proto-Germanic *stunōną (To groan, moan. To make a loud sound; crash.)

Detailed word origin of astonish

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*stunōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To groan, moan. To make a loud sound; crash.
*stunon Frankish (frk)
stunian Old English (ang) (intransitive) To make a loud sound; crash. (transitive) To confound; astonish; stupefy. (transitive) To strike with a loud sound; dash.
*stunōn Frankish (frk) To bang, knock, strike, deliver a blow. To rumble, groan. To thunder, crash, make a loud noise.
*āstunian Old English (ang)
stonien Middle English (enm)
*stuno Latin (lat) I jar, clash. I shock, surprise. I stun, daze.
estoner Old French (fro) To stun, daze.
astounen Middle English (enm)
astun English (eng)
astonish English (eng) To surprise, astound, flabbergast.

Words with the same origin as astonish

Descendants of *stunōną
astony astun stound stun stun grenade stunnable stunpoll