holy etymology

English word holy comes from Proto-Germanic *hailzą, Proto-Germanic *hailaz (Entire, complete. Healthy, sound. Whole, unbroken, intact.), Proto-Germanic *hailaz (Omen, portent.), Old English (ca. 450-1100) holen ((botany) holly.), Old English (ca. 450-1100) holeġn, Proto-Germanic - gaz

Detailed word origin of holy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*hailzą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*hailaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Entire, complete. Healthy, sound. Whole, unbroken, intact.
*hailaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Omen, portent.
holen Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) (botany) holly.
holeġn Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
- gaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
hal Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Sound, healthy, intact. Whole, undivided.
holyn Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
*hailagaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Holy, sacred.
halig Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Holy, sacred; pious; sound, healthy.
hāleġ Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
holie Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
holy English (eng) (slang) Used as an intensifier in various interjections.. Dedicated to a religious purpose or a god.. Perfect or flawless.. Revered in a religion.. Separated or set apart from (something unto something or someone else).. Set apart or dedicated for a specific purpose, or for use by a single entity or person. (archaic) A thing that is extremely holy; used almost exclusively in Holy of Holies.

Words with the same origin as holy

Descendants of *hailzą
arsehole ditch hail hale hold hole shithole whole wholesale wholesome wormhole
Descendants of *hailaz
halibut hallowed heal health healthy heil holiness holly unholy
Descendants of - gaz
allegiance almighty dreary greed greedy handy handyman lea leigh liege mighty pretty sorry