healthy etymology

English word healthy comes from English health, English -y

Detailed word origin of healthy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
health English (eng) (obsolete) A warrior; hero; man. (countable) A toast to prosperity. [from 17th c.]. (obsolete) Cure, remedy. [11th-16th c.]. A state of well-being or balance, often physical but sometimes also mental and social; the overall level of function of an organism from the cellular (micro) level to the social (macro) level.. Physical condition.. The state of being free from physical or psychological [...]
-y English (eng) Forming abstract nouns denoting a state, condition, or quality.. Used in the name of some locations which end in -ia in Latin. Forming diminutive nouns. Also used for familiar and pet names as a term of endearment. Added to nouns and adjectives to form adjectives meaning “having the quality of”.. Added to verbs to form adjectives meaning "inclined to".
healthy English (eng) (figuratively) Significant, hefty; beneficial.. Conducive to health.. Enjoying health and vigor of body, mind, or spirit: well.. Evincing health.

Words with the same origin as healthy

Descendants of -y
andy apply bags bunny creepy dummy funny handy heavy kitty mommy pretty pussy risky rocky rusty scary sexy shitty skinny sonny tiny tony woody