god etymology

English word god comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʰadʰ-, Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰw-, Proto-Indo-European - -tós, and later Proto-Germanic *gōdaz (Good.)

Detailed word origin of god

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gʰadʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to gather, align, match
*ǵʰw- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
- -tós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*gōdą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*gadaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*gōdaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Good.
*ǵʰutós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Invoked. Poured.
*guþóm Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
gōd Old English (ang)
*gudą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) God, deity.
god Old English (ang) Good, appropriate, pleasing God, the Christian god. God Good; goodness, benefit, well-being.
good Middle English (enm) Good (morally right).. Good (of good quality).
god English (eng) (very, rare) To deify.. To idolize. (Internet) The person who owns and runs a multi-user dungeon.. (colloquial) An exceedingly handsome man.. (metaphor) A person in a high position of authority, importance or influence.. (metaphor) A powerful ruler or tyrant.. .. A deity.. A male deity.. A representation of a deity, especially a statue or statuette.. A supernatural, typically immortal, being [...]

Words with the same origin as god

Descendants of *gʰadʰ-
anyone battle battlefield beast best better bye gather goddamn goddess godfather gods good goodbye goodness goodnight gosh gospel one someone un wan yan yen
Descendants of - -tós
alright date die evidence national natural not note notice right stage state states video view visit