daughter etymology

English word daughter comes from Proto-Indo-European *dʰugh₂tḗr (Daughter.)

Detailed word origin of daughter

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dʰugh₂tḗr Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Daughter.
*duhtēr Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Daughter.
dohtor Old English (ang) Daughter.
dōhtor Old English (ang)
doughter Middle English (enm)
daughter English (eng) (physics) A nuclide left over from radioactive decay.. A daughter language.. A female descendant.. One’s female offspring.

Words with the same origin as daughter

Descendants of *dʰugh₂tḗr
grand granddaughter