me etymology

English word me comes from Proto-Indo-European *(e)me-n-, Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂ (I (first-person pronoun).), Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂om, Proto-Indo-European *me (In the middle of, near, by, around, with.)

Detailed word origin of me

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*(e)me-n- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) me
*éǵh₂ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) I (first-person pronoun).
*éǵh₂om Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*me Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) In the middle of, near, by, around, with.
*ik Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
ᛖᚲ Proto-Norse (gmq-pro) I.
Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
me Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) Me (first-person singular object pronoun).
me English (eng) (Australia, British, New Zealand, colloquial) My; preceding a noun, marking ownership.. (US, colloquial) Myself; as a reflexive indirect object of a verb; the ethical dative.. (colloquial) As the complement of the copula (“be” or “is”).. (colloquial, with "and") As the subject of a verb.. (nonstandard, not with "and") As the subject of a verb.. (obsolete) Myself; as a reflexive direct object [...]

Words with the same origin as me

Descendants of *éǵh₂
ch chad chill chilly chum ego ich ma meself milady milord min mine minefield my our undermine us we wee wo woe ya
Descendants of *me
mid midday midwife transformation