harry etymology

English word harry comes from Proto-Indo-European *sker-, Proto-Indo-European *ḱens-, and later Proto-Germanic *hazjaną (To call, shout. To praise.)

Detailed word origin of harry

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sker- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) cut, to turn, bend, to bend, turn, shear, to twist, bend, dung, manure
*ḱens- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to speak in a florid, solemn style, attest, witness
*koryos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*hazjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To call, shout. To praise.
*harjaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Army. Army leader; commander; warrior.
hærian Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*harjōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To overrun with an army; lay waste; ravage; devastate.
herġian Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
hergian Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) To pillage, plunder.
herian Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) To praise, honour.
herȝen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
harry English (eng) (transitive) To harass, stress, badger, bother; to distress, trouble, or tire with demands, threats, or criticism.. To strip; to lay waste.

Words with the same origin as harry

Descendants of *sker-
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Descendants of *ḱens-