forty etymology

English word forty comes from Proto-Germanic *fedwōr (Four.)

Detailed word origin of forty

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*fedwōr Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Four.
*fedwōr tigiwiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (with genitive) forty.
fēowertiġ Old English (ang)
forty English (eng) (cardinal) The cardinal number occurring after thirty-nine and before forty-one. (slang) A 40 ounce bottle of beer.

Words with the same origin as forty

Descendants of *fedwōr
forth four fourth