haunt etymology

English word haunt comes from Proto-Germanic *haimaz (Home. House. Village.), Proto-Germanic - atjaną

Detailed word origin of haunt

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*haimaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Home. House. Village.
- atjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*haimatjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To bring (someone or something) home. To provide with a home, house.
heimta Old Norse (non)
hanter Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
haunten Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
haunt English (eng) (intransitive) To persist in staying or visiting.. (intransitive, now, rare) To live habitually; to stay, to remain.. (transitive) To inhabit, or visit frequently (most often used in reference to ghosts).. (transitive) To make uneasy, restless.. (transitive) To stalk, to follow. (transitive, UK, _, dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To accustom; habituate; make accustomed to.. [...]

Words with the same origin as haunt

Descendants of *haimaz
ham hamlet hangar home homeland homeless homemade homer homesick hometown homework homey
Descendants of - atjaną
delight delightful flashlight grunt intimacy lea light lighten lighthouse lighting lightly lit los low luna lunar lunatic moonlight ounce pregnancy spotlight sunlight twilight yet