hot etymology

English word hot comes from Proto-Indo-European *kay-, Proto-Indo-European *kadʰ-, and later Proto-Germanic *haitaz (Hot.)

Detailed word origin of hot

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kay- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kadʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kayd- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kadʰnu- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*haitaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Hot.
*hattuz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Hat.
hāt Old English (ang)
hat Old English (ang) Hot, fierce.
hæt, hætt Old English (ang)
hætt Old English (ang) Hat.
hat Middle English (enm)
hot English (eng) (incomparable) Electrically charged.. (informal) Radioactive. [from the 20thc.]. (informal) Very good, remarkable, exciting. [from the 19thc.]. (of a person or animal) Feeling the sensation of heat, especially to the point of discomfort.. (of a temper) Easily provoked to anger.. (of an object) Having a high temperature.. (of food) Spicy.. (of the weather) Causing the air to be hot.. (slang) [...]

Words with the same origin as hot

Descendants of *kay-
hat hate hateful heat heating hotline hotshot hotter hottie
Descendants of *kadʰ-
ahead dickhead forehead head headache headed heading headlights headline headmaster headphones headquarters heads heed hood mutt overhead redhead shithead skunk