hi etymology

English word hi comes from Latin alo (I feed, I maintain, I develop. I foster, nourish.), Proto-Indo-European *kewk-, Proto-Indo-European *al-, Old English hyġe, Proto-Germanic *hugiz (Mind; thought; sense; understanding.), English -itude (State of.)

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Detailed word origin of hi

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
alo Latin (lat) I feed, I maintain, I develop. I foster, nourish.
*kewk- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*al- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to burn, all , to grind, to grow, grow, nourish, other, to raise, feed, to shine, to light
hyġe Old English (ang)
*hugiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Mind; thought; sense; understanding.
-itude English (eng) State of.
*hauhaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) High.
hyge Old English (ang) (poetic) thought, mind, mood, desire, inclination.
adoleo Latin (lat) I emit an odor, smell. I consume or destroy by fire, burn.. I magnify or pile up with for sacrifice; burn, sacrifice.
heah Old English (ang) High, tall, great, illustrious.
altitudo Latin (lat) (figuratively) spiritual or emotional depth. Depth. Height (distance from bottom to top).
heiȝ Middle English (enm)
hige Middle English (enm)
altitude English (eng) (astronomy) The angular distance of a heavenly body above our Earth's horizon.. (dated, in the plural) Elevation of spirits; heroics; haughty airs.. (geometry) The distance measured perpendicularly from a figure's vertex to the opposite side of the vertex.. A vertical distance.. Height of rank or excellence; superiority.. Highest point or degree.. The absolute height of a location, usually [...]
high English (eng) To hie; to hasten. In a pitch of great frequency.. In or at a great value.. In or to an elevated position. (obsolete) Thought; intention; determination; purpose. (acoustics) Acute or shrill in pitch, due to being of greater frequency, i.e. produced by more rapid vibrations (wave oscillations).. (baseball, of a ball) Above the batter's shoulders.. (card games) Greater in value than other [...]
hi English (eng) , often hyphenated.

Words with the same origin as hi

Descendants of alo
alimony altar altitude elder element elementary enhance enhanced high highlight highway hijack ol' old ole ou underworld world worldly worldwide
Descendants of *kewk-
anyhow highly ho hoo how howe huge hugely who whoa whoever wo
Descendants of *al-
a ace all almighty almost alone already alright although altogether always as ass ellen la laurel le lone oui rabbi
Descendants of -itude
attitude gratitude latitude long magnitude solitude