honeymoon etymology

English word honeymoon comes from Proto-Indo-European *moh₁-, Proto-Indo-European *mê-, Proto-Indo-European *mē-², Middle English (1100-1500) monthe (Month.)

Detailed word origin of honeymoon

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*moh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*mê- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to measure
*mē-² Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
monthe Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) Month.
*mḗh₁n̥s Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Month. Moon.
*mēnōþs Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Month.
monaþ Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Month.
mōnaþ Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
moneth Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
month English (eng) (obsolete, in the plural) A woman's period; menstrual discharge.. A period into which a year is divided, historically based on the phases of the moon.. A period of 30 days, 31 days, or some alternation thereof.
honeymoon English (eng) To have a honeymoon (a trip taken by a couple after wedding). A period of unusually mild feelings, especially immediately following the start of a new term or relationship (e.g. a newly elected politician or a new business arrangement).. A trip taken by a newly married couple during this period.. The period of time immediately following a marriage.

Words with the same origin as honeymoon

Descendants of *moh₁-
mood moody mud muddy
Descendants of *mê-
menopause mo moan month moon moonlight moonshine semester