home etymology

English word home comes from Proto-Indo-European *ḱam-, Proto-Indo-European *ḱoy-, Old English ham ((anatomy) ham, inner knee.), Proto-Indo-European *ḱei-

Detailed word origin of home

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ḱam- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) cover, shroud, clothes, cover, clothes , part of a harness
*ḱoy- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
ham Old English (ang) (anatomy) ham, inner knee.
*ḱei- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to lie with, store, be familiar, be located; camp, settlement; friendly; from the same home
*hamô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Cover, skin Clothes, skirt, fishnet. Harness, collar for a horse.
*tḱóymos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
homa Old English (ang)
*haimaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Home. House. Village.
hām Old English (ang)
ham Old English (ang) Home, house. Property, estate, farm. Village; community.
ham Middle English (enm) Them.
home English (eng) Close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust.. Of or pertaining to one’s dwelling or country; domestic; not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts. (UK, soccer) into the goal. (internet) to the home page. (nautical) into the right, proper or stowed position. Close; closely; to the center; deep. In one's place of residence or one's customary or official location; at home. To home. To [...]

Words with the same origin as home

Descendants of *ḱam-
homeland homemade homer homesick hometown homework homey
Descendants of *ḱoy-
a citizen city civil he hello her here him hire his hit hits ho homeless id it she shoe who whoa whoever
Descendants of *ḱei-
ham hamlet hangar haunt hide hideout