flysch etymology

English word flysch comes from Proto-Indo-European *plewd-, and later Proto-Germanic *fleutaną (To float, stream.)

Detailed word origin of flysch

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*plewd- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*fleutaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To float, stream.
fliozan Old High German (goh)
vliezen Middle High German (gmh)
fließen German (deu) (intransitive) to flow.
flysch English (eng) (geology) A series of sandstones and schists overlying the true nummulitic formation in the Alps, and included in the Eocene Tertiary.

Words with the same origin as flysch

Descendants of *plewd-
flatter fleet float flutter