just etymology

English word just comes from Proto-Indo-European *yung-, and later Proto-Indo-European *yunégti (To be joining.)

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Detailed word origin of just

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*yung- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*(H)yewg-s Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*yunégti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To be joining.
*yéwgos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Team, pair of yoked animals.
*jungō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) To join. To yoke.
iungere Latin (lat)
*jougos Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Yoked animals, team.
*jougVstos Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
iuxta Latin (lat) Just as. Near, close to. Nearly According to. Adjoining. Like. Near, close to, next to.
*iuxto Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*iuxtāre Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
joster Old French (fro) (figuratively) to battle; to compete. To joust (compete in a jousting tournament). To joust (in a battle).
jouster Old French (fro)
joste Old French (fro) Joust (act, instance of jousting).
joust English (eng) (idiomatic) To engage in verbal sparring over an important issue. (used of two people, both of whom participate more or less equally). (idiomatic) To touch penises while engaging in a sex act, especially oral sex.. To engage in mock combat on horseback, as two knights in the lists; to tilt. A tilting match: a mock combat between two mounted knights or men-at-arms using lances in the lists or [...]
just English (eng) To joust, fight a tournament. A joust, tournament.