easy etymology

English word easy comes from Old English eaþe, Middle English -y, Middle English ese, and later Middle English esy (Easy (not difficult).)

Detailed word origin of easy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
eaþe Old English (ang) That which is easy, the easy Easily Easy, smooth, not difficult.
-y Middle English (enm)
ese Middle English (enm)
ēaþiġ Old English (ang)
esy Middle English (enm) Easy (not difficult).
easy English (eng) (finance, dated) Not straitened as to money matters; opposed to tight.. (informal, pejorative, of a person) Consenting readily to sex.. (now, rare, _, except in certain expressions) Comfortable; at ease.. Causing ease; giving comfort, or freedom from care or labour.. Free from constraint, harshness, or formality; unconstrained; smooth.. Not making resistance or showing unwillingness; [...]

Words with the same origin as easy

Descendants of eaþe
Descendants of -y
Descendants of ese