hire etymology

English word hire comes from Proto-Germanic *harjaz (Army. Army leader; commander; warrior.), Proto-Germanic *hē₂r ((demonstrative) here, in this place.), Proto-Germanic *hasô (Hare.), Welsh hewr, Proto-Germanic *hērą (Hair.), Old English (ca. 450-1100) hyr (Hire, wages. Interest, usury.), Proto-Indo-European *ḱe-, Proto-Germanic *hūrijaną, Proto-Germanic *hezōz

Detailed word origin of hire

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*harjaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Army. Army leader; commander; warrior.
*hē₂r Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (demonstrative) here, in this place.
*hasô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Hare.
hewr Welsh (cym)
*hērą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Hair.
hyr Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Hire, wages. Interest, usury.
*ḱe- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*hūrijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*hezōz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*hari Old Norse (non)
*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)
here Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) An army (especially of the enemy).
her Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Hair Here.
*hiurijaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Mild; gentle; dear. Trusted; familiar.
hȳr Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
hīere Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
hure Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) At intervals, frequent, at least, in any case. Especially, particularly; much less. Even. Truly, certainly, indeed.
hire English (eng) (obsolete) Reward, payment.. A person who has been hired, especially in a cohort.. Payment for the temporary use of something.. The state of being hired, or having a job; employment. (intransitive) To accept employment.. (transitive) To accomplish by paying for services.. (transitive) To employ; to obtain the services of (a person) in exchange for remuneration; to give someone a job.. [...]

Words with the same origin as hire

Descendants of *harjaz
harbor harbour harness her here hereafter hereby hyah
Descendants of *hē₂r
haircut hairdo hairdresser hairstyle hairy
Descendants of *hasô
ear earring ere hare
Descendants of *ḱe-
a ai he hello him his hit hits ho hoo id it oui she shoe who whoa whoever