homeless etymology

English word homeless comes from Old English (ca. 450-1100) hām, Old English (ca. 450-1100) -lēas, Old English (ca. 450-1100) ham (Home, house. Property, estate, farm. Village; community.)

Detailed word origin of homeless

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
hām Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
-lēas Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
ham Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Home, house. Property, estate, farm. Village; community.
hāmlēas Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
hamleas Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) (of a place) without habitation.. Homeless; without home.
*hamles Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
homeless English (eng) Lacking a permanent place of residence.

Words with the same origin as homeless

Descendants of hām
ham home homeland homemade homer homesick hometown homework homey
Descendants of -lēas
careless countless endless express expression fearless harmless heartless helpless hopeless meaningless pointless powerless priceless reckless regardless relentless restless ruthless senseless shameless useless wireless worthless