edge etymology

English word edge comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm (Egg.), Proto-Indo-European *aḱ-, Proto-Indo-European *ojóm

Detailed word origin of edge

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂ōwyóm Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Egg.
*aḱ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) sharp, sharp, pointed, edgy, sharp, pointed
*ojóm Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*agjō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Edge, corner.
*ajjan Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
eċġ Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
ecg Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Edge (of a cutting tool or weapon).
*ajją Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Egg.
egg Old Norse (non) Egg.
egge Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
edge English (eng) (also, _, figuratively) The thin cutting side of the blade of an instrument, such as an ax, knife, sword, or scythe; that which cuts as an edge does, or wounds deeply, etc.. (cricket) A shot where the ball comes off the edge of the bat, often unintentionally.. (geometry) A one-dimensional face of a polytope. In particular, the joining line between two vertices of a polygon; the place where [...]

Words with the same origin as edge

Descendants of *h₂ōwyóm
caviar edgy egg eggplant ey hay haystack hey oi oval veal
Descendants of *aḱ-
acid acute are ax axe building coin cute cutie eager ear earl earring earth earthquake ere hammer r span we're yo you're