hu etymology

English word hu comes from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰðʰem-, and later Latin humi (On the ground.. To the ground.)

Detailed word origin of hu

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ǵʰðʰem- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
humi Latin (lat) On the ground.. To the ground.
humanus Latin (lat) (substantive, usually plural) a human, mortal. Cultured, refined. Human (of man, people). Humane.
human English (eng) (comparable) Having the nature or attributes of a human being.. (notcomp) Of or belonging to the species Homo sapiens or its closest relatives. (rare) To behave as or become, or to cause to behave as or become, a human. A human being, whether man, woman or child.
hu English (eng)