eight etymology

English word eight comes from Old English (ca. 450-1100) wiht (Creature, person, thing, being Weight.), Old English (ca. 450-1100) ǣfre, Old English (ca. 450-1100) āhte, Proto-Germanic *aiganą (To possess, to own, to have.), Proto-Indo-European *(H)oḱto-, Proto-Germanic *ahtō

Detailed word origin of eight

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
wiht Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Creature, person, thing, being Weight.
ǣfre Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
āhte Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*aiganą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To possess, to own, to have.
*(H)oḱto- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ahtō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
āgan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*aihtiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Possessions, property.
*oḱtṓw Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Eight.
āht Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
ǣht Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*ahtōu Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Eight.
æht Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Possession. Power, possession. Property, livestock.
eahta Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) (cardinal) eight.
aughte Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
eight English (eng) (nautical) A light, narrow rowing boat, especially one used in competitive rowing, steered by a cox, in which eight rowers each have two oars.. (playing cards) Any of the four cards in a normal deck with the value eight.. (rowing) The eight people who crew a rowing-boat.. (rowing, especially in plural) A race in which such craft participate.. The digit/figure 8. (cardinal) A numerical value [...]

Words with the same origin as eight

Descendants of wiht
cannot eighty fortnight goodnight heavyweight lightweight midnight naughty night nightclub nightfall nightgown nightingale nightmare nighttime nor not ought overnight overweight tonight weight whatnot whit
Descendants of ǣfre
ever everlasting every everybody everyday everything everywhere
Descendants of *aiganą
freight freighter owe own ownership