ice etymology

English word ice comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₁es-, Classical Armenian *եստ, Proto-Indo-European *ey-, and later Proto-Germanic *īsą (Ice.)

Detailed word origin of ice

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₁es- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*եստ Classical Armenian (xcl)
*ey- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to go
*īsą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Ice.
*h₁é-h₁es- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
īs Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*isti Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
is Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) The runic character ᛁ (/i/ or /i:/). Ice.
is Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
ice English (eng) (countable) A frozen dessert made of fruit juice, water and sugar.. (uncountable) Any substance having the appearance of ice.. (uncountable) Covering made of frozen water on a river or other water basin in cold season.. (uncountable) Water in frozen (solid) form.. (uncountable, astronomy) Any volatile chemical, such as water, ammonia, or carbon dioxide, not necessarily in solid form.. [...]

Words with the same origin as ice

Descendants of *h₁es-
am are art be been future impossible interest interested interesting is mouth possible power powerful presence present sand send sense sentence sin since sun
Descendants of *ey-
berg betcha errand fu gotcha iceberg iced icing icy or ore r we're whatcha ya yo you you're yous