liar etymology

English word liar comes from Proto-Indo-European *lewgʰ-, and later Proto-Germanic *leuganą (To lie, to tell a falsehood.)

Detailed word origin of liar

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*lewgʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to tell a lie
*leuganą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To lie, to tell a falsehood.
lēogan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
lēogere Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
lier Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
liar English (eng) One who tells lies.

Words with the same origin as liar

Descendants of *lewgʰ-
lie lied lying