gas etymology

English word gas comes from Proto-Germanic *gatwǭ (Street, passage.), Ancient Greek (to 1453) χάος

Detailed word origin of gas

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gatwǭ Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Street, passage.
χάος Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
gazza Old High German (ca. 750-1050) (goh) Lane.
chaos Latin (lat) Chaos.
gazze Middle High German (ca. 1050-1500) (gmh)
gasse Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350) (dum)
gas Dutch (nld) Gas. Liquefied petroleum gas Unpaved street.
gas English (eng) (US) Methane or other waste gases trapped in one's belly as a result of the digestive process.. (baseball) A fastball.. (countable) A hob on a gas cooker.. (countable, chemistry) A chemical element or compound in such a state.. (slang) A humorous or entertaining event or person.. (uncountable) A flammable gaseous hydrocarbon or hydrocarbon mixture (typically predominantly methane) used as a [...]

Words with the same origin as gas

Descendants of *gatwǭ
gate gateway stargate
Descendants of χάος
chaos chaotic