math etymology

English word math comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂meh₁-, Proto-Germanic *méh₁tis, and later Proto-Germanic *mēþą (A mowing.)

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Detailed word origin of math

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂meh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*méh₁tis Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*mēþą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) A mowing.
*mēþiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Measure, degree.
mǣþ Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
math Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
math English (eng) A mowing; what is gathered from mowing.

Words with the same origin as math

Descendants of *h₂meh₁-
may mead meadow mow