ho etymology

English word ho comes from Proto-Indo-European *ḱe-, Proto-Indo-European *kowk-, Proto-Germanic *hauhaz (High.), Proto-Indo-European *kemǝk-, Proto-Indo-European *kenk, Old Norse hó!

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word ho. Currently you are viewing the etymology of ho with the meaning: (Interjection Noun) (nautical) Used to attract attention to something sighted, usually by lookouts.. Halloo; hey; a call to excite attention, or to give notice of approach A stop; a halt; a moderation of pace.(nautical) Used to attract attention to something sighted, usually by lookouts.. Halloo; hey; a call to excite attention, or to give notice of approach A stop; a halt; a moderation of pace

Detailed word origin of ho

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ḱe- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kowk- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*hauhaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) High.
*kemǝk- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kenk Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
hó! Old Norse (non)
*hijō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) She;.
hīo Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*haugaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Hill.
*hanhaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (anatomy) heel.
haugr Old Norse (non) Cairn; sacrificial mound. Howe, mound; dung heap, midden.
hōh Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
hoo Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
ho English (eng) (nautical) Used to attract attention to something sighted, usually by lookouts.. Halloo; hey; a call to excite attention, or to give notice of approach A stop; a halt; a moderation of pace.

Words with the same origin as ho

Descendants of *ḱe-
a ai haircut hairy he hello her here hereby him hire his hit hits hoo hyah id it oui she shoe who whoa whoever
Descendants of *kowk-
anyhow how howe huge hugely wo
Descendants of *hauhaz
hi high highlight highly highway hijack
Descendants of *kemǝk-
cinch hanger heel hunger hungry precinct