enter etymology

English word enter comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₁énteros (Inside, within.)

Detailed word origin of enter

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₁énteros Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Inside, within.
*enteros Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
intra Latin (lat) During. Less than. Within; inside Within; inside.
intro Latin (lat) I enter, go into, penetrate. Within.
entrer Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (intransitive) to enter.
entren Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
enter English (eng) (figuratively) To go or come into (a state or profession).. (intransitive) To go or come into an enclosed or partially enclosed space.. (intransitive, law) To become a party to an agreement, treaty, etc.. (law, intransitive) To become effective; to come into effect.. (legal) To go into or upon, as lands, and take actual possession of them.. (transitive) To cause to go (into), or to be [...]

Words with the same origin as enter

Descendants of *h₁énteros
entrance exit interior intro introduce introduction