hoo etymology

English word hoo comes from Proto-Indo-European *ḱey-, Proto-Indo-European *kewk-, Old Norse hó!, and later Proto-Germanic *hijō (She;.)

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Detailed word origin of hoo

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ḱey- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) this, here, this, to lie down, settle; home, family; love; beloved , to lie, settle, to lie with, store, be familiar
*kewk- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
hó! Old Norse (non)
*hijō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) She;.
*hauhaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) High.
hīo Old English (ang)
*haugaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Hill.
haugr Old Norse (non) Cairn; sacrificial mound. Howe, mound; dung heap, midden.
ho Middle English (enm) Who.
hoo English (eng) (Geordie) Used to grab the attention of others.. (obsolete) hurrah; an exclamation of triumphant joy.

Words with the same origin as hoo

Descendants of *ḱey-
a citizen city civil he hello her here him hire his hit hits ho home homeless homer homework id it she shoe who whoa whoever
Descendants of *kewk-
anyhow hi high highlight highly highway hijack how howe huge hugely wo