dung etymology

English word dung comes from Proto-Indo-European *dʰengʰ-, and later Proto-Germanic *dungō (Dung, manure.)

Detailed word origin of dung

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dʰengʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to cover, hide, conceal, to cover
*dungō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Dung, manure.
*dungz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Cellar.
dung Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Dung, manure Dungeon, prison.
dung, dunge, donge Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
dung English (eng) (intransitive) To void excrement.. (transitive) To fertilize with dung.. (transitive, calico printing) To immerse or steep, as calico, in a bath of hot water containing cow dung, done to remove the superfluous mordant. (countable) A type of manure, as from a particular species or type of animal.. (uncountable) Manure; animal excrement.

Words with the same origin as dung

Descendants of *dʰengʰ-