ere etymology

English word ere comes from Proto-Indo-European *ḱeh₂s-, Proto-Indo-European *aḱ-, Proto-Indo-European *h₂ows-, German grey, Proto-Indo-European *kas-, Proto-Germanic *airiz (Earlier, before;.)

Detailed word origin of ere

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ḱeh₂s- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*aḱ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) sharp, sharp, pointed, edgy, sharp, pointed
*h₂ows- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
grey German (deu)
*kas- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*airiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Earlier, before;.
*haswaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (colour) grey.
*ahaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Ear (of grain).
*ausô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Ear.
ǣr Old English (ang)
ear Old English (ang) Ear (of corn).
ēare Old English (ang)
*hasô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Hare.
*hari Old Norse (non)
eare Middle English (enm)
ere English (eng) (poetic, archaic) Before; sooner than. (obsolete) At an earlier time. [10th-17th c.].

Words with the same origin as ere

Descendants of *ḱeh₂s-
ear earring hare her here hereafter hereby hire hyah
Descendants of *aḱ-
acid acute are ax axe building coin cute cutie eager earl earth earthquake edge egg hammer r span veal we're yo you're
Descendants of *h₂ows-
acoustic hark hearsay
Descendants of *airiz
early id or ore