dune etymology

English word dune comes from Gaulish dunum (A fort.), Proto-Indo-European *dʰews-, Proto-Indo-European *dʰewh₂-, Old English dun (Hill, mountain.)

Detailed word origin of dune

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
dunum Gaulish (cel-gau) A fort.
*dʰews- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dʰewh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to rise in smoke
dun Old English (ang) Hill, mountain.
*dūnaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Down (feathers of small birds).
dūn Old English (ang)
dúnn Old Norse (non)
doun Middle English (enm) Down Down.
down English (eng) From one end to another of.. From the higher end to the lower of. (baseball, colloquial, following the noun modified) Out.. (colloquial) With "on", negative about, hostile to. (not comparable) Inoperable; out of order; out of service.. (not comparable, US, slang) Comfortable with, accepting of.. (not comparable, military, aviation, slang, of an aircraft) Mechanically failed, collided, shot [...]
dune English (eng) (geomorphology) A ridge or hill of sand piled up by the wind.

Words with the same origin as dune

Descendants of dunum
countdown down downer downside downtown downward duvet homeboy hometown lockdown lowdown midtown shakedown showdown sundown teen teenager teeny touchdown town townhouse township townspeople uptown
Descendants of *dʰews-
ado darling darwin dear dearest dearie dearly deer din doe does donkey door doorbell doorknob doorman doorstep doorway downfall downhill download dun nearest outdoor reindeer
Descendants of *dʰewh₂-
dairy dew dusk dust dusty dye dying funk teenage
Descendants of dun
beatdown comedown downhearted downshift downstate downtime downy hoedown knockdown rubdown smackdown splashdown throwdown