clothe etymology

English word clothe comes from Proto-Indo-European *gle-, Proto-Germanic *klaiþą (Cloth.)

Detailed word origin of clothe

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gle- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*klaiþą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Cloth.
*gley- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to stick, smudge, to stick
*klaiþōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
clāþian Old English (ang)
clothen Middle English (enm) To clothe.
clothe English (eng) (figurative) To cover or invest, as if with a garment.. (transitive) To adorn or cover with clothing; to dress; to supply clothes or clothing.

Words with the same origin as clothe

Descendants of *klaiþą
CFNM claes clathes clotehspress cloth facecloth sackcloth