min etymology

English word min comes from Proto-Celtic *mēnis (Mine. Ore, metal.), Proto-Indo-European *memóne (To remember. To think, to be mindful.), Proto-Indo-European *mī-, Gaulish *mena, Gaulish *mēnā, Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂ (I (first-person pronoun).), Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂om, Proto-Indo-European *me (In the middle of, near, by, around, with.), Proto-Indo-European *mei, Proto-Indo-European *-no-, Proto-Indo-European *(e)mey-, Proto-Indo-European *min-

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Detailed word origin of min

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*mēnis Proto-Celtic (cel-pro) Mine. Ore, metal.
*memóne Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To remember. To think, to be mindful.
*mī- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*mena Gaulish (cel-gau)
*mēnā Gaulish (cel-gau)
*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.
*mei Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*-no- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*(e)mey- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) small, little
*min- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*gaminþiją Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Memory, remembrance.
*minnizô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*méynos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
mina Late Latin (LL)
*minniz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Less, to a smaller degree.
myne Old French (fro)
minni Old Norse (non)
min Old English (ang) Mine. My Small.
*miz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
ᛖᚲ Proto-Norse (gmq-pro) I.
mīn Old English (ang)
myn Middle English (enm) (possessive) my.
min English (eng) (obsolete, or, UK, _, dialectal, Scotland) Less.

Words with the same origin as min

Descendants of *mēnis
assault cellar consul consulate isle isolate isolated ma milady milord mine mineral mining moan moon moonlight my salad salary saline sally salsa sauce sausage
Descendants of *memóne
main mainframe mainland mainstream memento minefield ming mingle minnie moonshine undermine
Descendants of *mī-
admit bottle common community mad mail male mask meal mean meaning miller minister minute minutes miss mix mixed monk more nightmare poison
Descendants of *mēnā
masterpiece piece
Descendants of *éǵh₂
ch chad chill chilly chum ego ich me meself our us we wee wo woe ya
Descendants of *me
mid midday midwife transformation
Descendants of *-no-
as ass balls been broken chicken forgotten funny given gotten heavy lead leader mommy pretty seen stolen taken tiny tony yo your