hi etymology

English word hi comes from Proto-Germanic *þurhw ((+accusative) through.), English English, English American, Proto-Germanic *þrūhs (Trough, dish.)

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word hi. Currently you are viewing the etymology of hi with the meaning: (Noun Interjection) The word "hi" used as a greeting. (dated) Expressing wonder or derision.. A friendly, informal, casual greeting said when meeting someone.. An exclamation to call attention.The word "hi" used as a greeting. (dated) Expressing wonder or derision.. A friendly, informal, casual greeting said when meeting someone.. An exclamation to call attention

Detailed word origin of hi

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*þurhw Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (+accusative) through.
English English (eng) (Amish) Non-Amish, so named for speaking English rather than a variety of German.. English-language; of or pertaining to the language, descended from Anglo-Saxon, which developed in England.. Of or pertaining to England.. Of or pertaining to the avoirdupois system of measure.. Of or pertaining to the people of England (to Englishmen and Englishwomen). (Amish, collective plural) The non- [...]
American English (eng) Of or pertaining to the Americas. More often this is specified as either "North American" or "South American.". Of, from, or pertaining to the United States of America, its people or its culture. (uncountable, US, _, printing, rare, dated) A size of type smaller than German, 1-point type.. An indigenous inhabitant of the Americas; a Native American or an American Indian. (Now chiefly with [...]
*þrūhs Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Trough, dish.
þurh Old English (ang) Through, by means of.
þrūh Old English (ang)
thurh Middle English (enm)
thurgh Middle English (enm) Through.
through English (eng) A large slab of stone laid in a dry-stone wall from one side to the other; a perpend. (North America) To (or up to) and including, with all intermediate values.. By means of.. Entering, then later leaving.. From one side of an opening to the other.. Surrounded by (while moving). Completely.. From one end to the other.. From one side to the other by way of the interior.. Out into the open.. [...]
American English English (eng) Of or relating to, or spoken or written in American English. The form of the English language that is chiefly used in North America, contrasted with British English and that of other places.. The form of the English language that is chiefly used in the United States, contrasted with British English or Canadian English and that of other places.
hi English (eng) The word "hi" used as a greeting. (dated) Expressing wonder or derision.. A friendly, informal, casual greeting said when meeting someone.. An exclamation to call attention.

Words with the same origin as hi

Descendants of *þurhw
breakthrough hangover stricken strikes struck thorough through
Descendants of English
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