here etymology

English word here 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.)

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Detailed word origin of here

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.
here English (eng) (British, slang) Used for emphasis at the beginning of a sentence when expressing an opinion or want. (abstract) In this context.. (location) In, on, or at this place.. (location) To this place; used in place of the more dated hither.. At this point in the argument or narration. (abstract) This place; this location.. (abstract) This time, the present situation. (Can we add an example for [...]

Words with the same origin as here

Descendants of *ḱeh₂s-
ear earring ere hare her hereafter hereby hire hyah
Descendants of *hes
his
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