elbow etymology

English word elbow comes from Proto-Germanic *alinō (Elbow. Ell, cubit.), Proto-Germanic *bugô (A bow.)

Detailed word origin of elbow

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*alinō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Elbow. Ell, cubit.
*bugô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) A bow.
*alinabugô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (anatomy) elbow.
elnboga Old English (ang) Elbow.
elbowe Middle English (enm)
elbow English (eng) To push with the elbow; to jostle or force. (US, dated, early 20th-century, _, slang) A detective.. (anatomy) The joint between the upper arm and the forearm.. (basketball) Part of a basketball court located at the intersection of the free-throw line and the free-throw lane.. (by extension) Any turn or bend like that of the elbow, in a wall, building, coastline, etc.; an angular or jointed [...]

Words with the same origin as elbow

Descendants of *alinō
el ell ellen
Descendants of *bugô
bow bowman rainbow