harmless etymology

English word harmless comes from Proto-Germanic *harmaz

Detailed word origin of harmless

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*harmaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Harmful; malicious; evil. Painful; sorrowful; doleful Harm; shame; pain; injury.
*harmalausaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*hearmlēas Old English (ang)
harmles Middle English (enm)
harmless English (eng) Incapable of causing harm or danger.. Not intended to harm; inoffensive.. Safe.

Words with the same origin as harmless

Descendants of *harmaz
harm