hope etymology

English word hope comes from Proto-Germanic hopōn (hope) which is of unknown origin

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word hope. Currently you are viewing the etymology of hope with the meaning: (Noun) (Northern England, Scotland) A hollow; a valley, especially the upper end of a narrow mountain valley when it is nearly encircled by smooth, green slopes; a comb.(Northern England, Scotland) A hollow; a valley, especially the upper end of a narrow mountain valley when it is nearly encircled by smooth, green slopes; a comb

Detailed word origin of hope

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
hopa Old English (ang) Hope.
hopōn Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
hōp Old English (ang)
hope Middle English (enm)
hope English (eng) A feeling of expectation or desire for something to happen.

Words with the same origin as hope

Descendants of *hupō
hopeful hopeless hoping
Descendants of *kāb-
hoop
Descendants of *kewb-
hip hobby hop hopping