moan etymology

English word moan comes from Proto-Indo-European *mnā-, Proto-Celtic *mēnis (Mine. Ore, metal.), Middle English (1100-1500) munen, Old Norse monu, Proto-Germanic *mainą (Damage, hurt. Unjustice, sin.), Proto-Germanic *mainaz (Mean, damaging, hurtful. Unjust, false.), Proto-Indo-European *moini-, Old Norse man, Proto-Indo-European *moh₁-, Proto-Indo-European *mê-, Proto-Indo-European *mē-², Gaulish *mena, Gaulish *mēnā, Proto-Indo-European *mony-, Proto-Indo-European *méh₂-, Proto-Indo-European *meyn-

Detailed word origin of moan

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*mnā- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to think
*mēnis Proto-Celtic (cel-pro) Mine. Ore, metal.
munen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
monu Old Norse (non)
*mainą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Damage, hurt. Unjustice, sin.
*mainaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Mean, damaging, hurtful. Unjust, false.
*moini- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) common, collective
man Old Norse (non)
*moh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*mê- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to measure
*mē-² Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*mena Gaulish (cel-gau)
*mēnā Gaulish (cel-gau)
*mony- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) withers, crest, mane
*méh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*meyn- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to mean, think*mainijaną
*munaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To remember. To think, to consider, to believe.
*muniz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Feeling, emotion. Love, desire. Mind, memory.
*muniwō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Small fish, minnow.
*mono- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) neck
*mann- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (Runic alphabet) name of the M-rune (ᛗ). Man.
*gamainô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*méh₂-méh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*mainō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Mind; opinion.
ġemunan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
mann Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Man (adult male). Person, human. The rune ᛗ, representing the sound /m/.
mān Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
gemāna Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*mōmǭ Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Aunt, auntie. Mama, mother.
*mān Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*manō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Mane.
mina Late Latin (LL)
*mḗh₁n̥s Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Month. Moon.
*mōme Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
manu Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Mane.
myne Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
*mēnô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) The moon.
myne Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Minnow Feeling, affection, love, favor. Memorial. Memory, remembrance. Purpose, desire, wish.
mona Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Moon.
mōna Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
mayne Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
moan English (eng) A low, mournful cry of pain, sorrow or pleasure (intransitive) To make a moan or similar sound. [from 18th c.]. (intransitive, colloquial) To complain; to grumble. [from 20th c.]. (intransitive, now, _, chiefly, _, poetic) To grieve. [from 14th c.]. (transitive) To say in a moan, or with a moaning voice. [from 19th c.]. (transitive, now, _, rare) To complain about; to bemoan, to bewail; to [...]

Words with the same origin as moan

Descendants of *mnā-
automatic brain main mainland mansion mental mention min mind mine minor mint minus monastery monitor monk moon moonlight mount mountain moustache my permanent remain summon
Descendants of *mēnis
assault cellar consul consulate isle isolate isolated ma milady milord mineral mining salad salary saline sally salsa sauce sausage
Descendants of munen
mainframe mainstream minefield moonshine undermine
Descendants of monu
batman businessman chairman congressman fisherman foreman freeman freshman gentleman madman man mankind manly men mon policeman salesman spoke superman u us woman women
Descendants of *mainą
mean meaning
Descendants of man
Descendants of *moh₁-
mood moody mud muddy
Descendants of *mê-
honeymoon menopause mo month semester
Descendants of *mēnā
masterpiece piece
Descendants of *méh₂-
mama mamma mammy mom momma mommy mum mummy