end etymology

English word end comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂entí, and later Proto-Indo-European *h₂entíos (Front, forehead.)

Detailed word origin of end

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂entí Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂entíos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Front, forehead.
*andijaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) End.
ende Old English (ang) End, limit, border, corner.
ende Middle English (enm) End.
end English (eng) (ergative) To finish, terminate. (American football) The position at the end of either the offensive or defensive line, a tight end, a split end, a defensive end.. (Can we clean up([http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wiktionary%3ARequests+for+cleanup&action=edit&section=new&preloadtitle=%5B%5Bend%5D%5D +]) this sense?) The initial or (especially) the terminal point of something in [...]

Words with the same origin as end

Descendants of *h₂entí
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