game etymology

English word game comes from Proto-Germanic *ga-, Proto-Germanic *mann- ((Runic alphabet) name of the M-rune (ᛗ). Man.), Proto-Germanic *mann-

Detailed word origin of game

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ga- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Indicates association or togetherness; co-.. Indicates completeness or wholeness. In verbs, also indicates perfectivity (a finished action).
*mann- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (Runic alphabet) name of the M-rune (ᛗ). Man.
*mann- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*gamaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) A fellow human, associate, companion. Fun, amusement, game, sport. Pleasure, enjoyment, joy.
gamen Old English (ang) Game, sport, or pastime. Joy, mirth, or pleasure.
gammen Middle English (enm)
game English (eng) (intransitive) To gamble.. (intransitive) To play video games.. (transitive) To exploit loopholes in a system or bureaucracy in a way which defeats or nullifies the spirit of the rules in effect, usually to obtain a result which otherwise would be unobtainable.. (transitive, slang, of males) To perform premeditated seduction strategy. (colloquial) Willing to participate.. (of an animal) That [...]

Words with the same origin as game

Descendants of *ga-
and around brother but each enough for go going like man mean meet men mind or ready right set us woman women yeah yet
Descendants of *mann-
batman businessman chairman chap chop gentleman mankind match matches moon norman policeman salesman spoke sunset superman u upset