fellow etymology

English word fellow comes from Proto-Indo-European *pl̥ǵʰ-, Old Norse félag, Proto-Indo-European *pelǵʰ-, and later Proto-Germanic *felgō (Felly, outer rim of a wheel.)

Detailed word origin of fellow

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*pl̥ǵʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
félag Old Norse (non)
*pelǵʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
félagi Old Norse (non)
*felgō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Felly, outer rim of a wheel.
felġe Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
felage Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
fellow English (eng) (archaic) A companion; a comrade.. (colloquial) A male person; a man.. (heading) A rank or title in the professional world, usually given as "Fellow".. (obsolete) A colleague or partner.. (rare) A person; an individual, male or female.. A man without good breeding or worth; an ignoble or mean man.. A member of a literary or scientific society. An equal in power, rank, character, etc.. In an [...]

Words with the same origin as fellow

Descendants of *pl̥ǵʰ-
fella fellowship