miss etymology

English word miss comes from Proto-Indo-European *moy-, Proto-Indo-European *mēy-, Proto-Indo-European *smei-, and later Proto-Germanic *missijaną (To miss, go wrong, fail.)

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word miss. Currently you are viewing the etymology of miss with the meaning: (Verb Noun) (ambitransitive) To fail to hit.. (intransitive, obsolete) To be absent, deficient, or wanting.. (intransitive, obsolete) To go wrong; to err.. (poker, said of a card) To fail to help the hand [...](ambitransitive) To fail to hit.. (intransitive, obsolete) To be absent, deficient, or wanting.. (intransitive, obsolete) To go wrong; to err.. (poker, said of a card) To fail to help the hand [...]

Detailed word origin of miss

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*moy- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*mēy- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*smei- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to smear, stroke, wipe, rub
*mitto- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*mēyt- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*missijaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*mitto Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dōmi Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*missijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To miss, go wrong, fail.
missan Old English (ang) To escape notice. To miss, miss the mark; fail.
missen Middle English (enm)
miss English (eng) (ambitransitive) To fail to hit.. (intransitive, obsolete) To be absent, deficient, or wanting.. (intransitive, obsolete) To go wrong; to err.. (poker, said of a card) To fail to help the hand of a player.. (sports) To fail to score (a goal).. (transitive) To be late for something (a means of transportation, a deadline, etc.).. (transitive) To fail to achieve or attain.. (transitive) To fail [...]

Words with the same origin as miss

Descendants of *mēy-
bottle google mathematician miscarriage mischief mischievous misconduct misfortune mishap missy misunderstand
Descendants of *smei-
admirable admiration admire marvel marvellous miracle miraculous mirage mirror