door etymology

English word door comes from Proto-Indo-European *dʰwor-, Proto-Indo-European *dʰerw-, and later Proto-Indo-European *dʰwṓr (Door.)

Detailed word origin of door

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dʰwor- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) doorway, door, gate, gate, door , door, gate
*dʰerw- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) cloudiness, dirt; to dim, darken, tarnish, dull, to hold, hold tight, support
*dʰwṓr Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Door.
*dʰúrih₁ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*durô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*durz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Door, hatch, flap.
*durą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Big door, gate.
dora Old English (ang) Bumblebee.
dor Old English (ang) A large door, a gate.
dor Middle English (enm)
door English (eng) (computing, dated) A software mechanism by which a user can interact with a program running remotely on a bulletin board system. See BBS door.. (immigration) An entry point.. A non-physical entry into the next world, a particular feeling, a company, etc.. A portal of entry into a building, room or vehicle, consisting of a rigid plane movable on a hinge. Doors are frequently made of wood or [...]

Words with the same origin as door

Descendants of *dʰwor-
doorbell doorknob doorman doorstep doorway foreign foreigner forensic forensics forest forum outdoor rainforest
Descendants of *dʰerw-
affirmative confirm confirmation dare dark darn drain drained drift drive driven driveway driving drone drove dry farm farming firm infirmary screwdriver