her etymology

English word her comes from Proto-Indo-European *ḱeh₂s-, Proto-Indo-European *kūs-, Latin crescendum, Proto-Germanic *hes, Proto-Indo-European *ḱe-, Proto-Germanic *hūrijaną, Proto-Indo-European *-r, Proto-Indo-European *ḱe, German grey, Proto-Germanic *hezōz, Welsh hewr, Proto-Indo-European *kas-, Proto-Germanic - r, and later Proto-Germanic *haswaz ((colour) grey.)

Detailed word origin of her

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ḱeh₂s- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kūs- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
crescendum Latin (lat)
*hes Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*ḱe- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*hūrijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*-r Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ḱe Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
grey German (deu)
*hezōz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
hewr Welsh (cym)
*kas- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
- r Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*haswaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (colour) grey.
*hūzijō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*ḱeywo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*hūrijō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (monetary) interest. Payment; hire.
hiere Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
hire Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
hyr Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Hire, wages. Interest, usury.
*ḱr̥- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
sincerus Latin (lat) Clean, pure, sound.. Genuine, sincere.. Real, natural.. Uninjured, whole.
*hiurijaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Mild; gentle; dear. Trusted; familiar.
hȳr Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*koryos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kóryos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*keres- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
hīere Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*hasô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Hare.
*hērą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Hair.
*hē₂r Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (demonstrative) here, in this place.
*hari Old Norse (non)
*harjaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Army. Army leader; commander; warrior.
here Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) An army (especially of the enemy).
her Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Hair Here.
hure Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) At intervals, frequent, at least, in any case. Especially, particularly; much less. Even. Truly, certainly, indeed.
her English (eng) The form of she used after a preposition or as the object of a verb; that woman, that ship, etc. (informal) A female person or animal. Belonging to her.

Words with the same origin as her

Descendants of *ḱeh₂s-
ear earring ere hare here hereafter hereby hire hyah
Descendants of *hes
Descendants of *ḱe-
a ai haircut hairy he hello him hit hits ho hoo id it oui she shoe who whoa whoever
Descendants of *-r
der hairdo hairdresser hairstyle that the'e there thereby they
Descendants of *ḱe
asleep bird college common complete contact correct cost count country court cousin cover enough game man mate mean mind right
Descendants of - r
anywhere elsewhere everywhere nowhere somewhere where whereabouts whereas wherever yonder