call etymology

English word call comes from Proto-Indo-European *glōs-, and later Proto-Germanic *kalzōną (To call, shout.)

Detailed word origin of call

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*glōs- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) voice, cry
*kalzōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To call, shout.
kalla Old Norse (non) To call, name, refer to (as). To call, shout.
ceallian Old English (ang) To call. To cry out, shout.
callen Middle English (enm)
call English (eng) (baseball, cricket) (of a fielder): To shout to other fielders that he intends to take a catch (thus avoiding collisions).. (cricket) (of a batsman): To shout directions to the other batsman on whether or not they should take a run.. (heading) To name, identify or describe.. (heading) To use one's voice.. (heading, intransitive) To visit.. (heading, sport) Direct or indirect use of the [...]

Words with the same origin as call

Descendants of *glōs-
caller calling cling clink gloria glorious glory recall