away etymology

English word away comes from Middle English o wey

Detailed word origin of away

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
o wey Middle English (enm)
away English (eng) (as imperative, by ellipsis) Come away; go away; take away.. Aside; off; in another direction.. At a distance in time or space.. Being so engaged for the entire time.. From a place, hence.. From a state or condition of being; out of existence.. On; in continuance; without intermission or delay.. Without restraint. (baseball, following the noun modified) Out.. (chiefly, sports) Not on one's [...]

Words with the same origin as away

Descendants of o wey
faraway getaway runaway