awesome etymology

English word awesome comes from English awe, English -some

Detailed word origin of awesome

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
awe English (eng) A feeling of amazement.. A feeling of fear and reverence. (transitive) To control by inspiring dread.. (transitive) To inspire fear and reverence in.
-some English (eng) Characterized by some specific condition or quality. Used to form a word indicating a group with a certain small number of members A body A chromosome.
awesome English (eng) (Internet, _, slang) The quality, state, or essence of being awesome or cool; awesomeness. (colloquial) Excellent, exciting, remarkable.. (dated) Causing awe or terror; inspiring wonder or excitement. [from 1590–1600.].

Words with the same origin as awesome

Descendants of -some
fearsome lonesome threesome tiresome troublesome