hammer etymology

English word hammer comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éḱmō (Stone.)

Detailed word origin of hammer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂éḱmō Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Stone.
*h₂eḱmoros Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*hamaraz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Hammer.
hamor Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Hammer.
hamer Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
hammer English (eng) (cycling, intransitive, slang) To ride very fast.. (figuratively) To emphasize a point repeatedly.. (intransitive) To strike internally, as if hit by a hammer.. (sports) To hit particularly hard.. (transitive, figuratively, sports) To defeat (a person, a team) resoundingly. To form or forge with a hammer; to shape by beating.. To strike repeatedly with a hammer, some other implement, the [...]

Words with the same origin as hammer

Descendants of *h₂éḱmō
hammered sledge