month etymology

English word month comes from Proto-Indo-European *mḗh₁n̥s (Month. Moon.)

Detailed word origin of month

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*mḗh₁n̥s Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Month. Moon.
*mēnōþs Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Month.
mōnaþ Old English (ang)
moneth Middle English (enm)
month English (eng) (obsolete, in the plural) A woman's period; menstrual discharge.. A period into which a year is divided, historically based on the phases of the moon.. A period of 30 days, 31 days, or some alternation thereof.

Words with the same origin as month

Descendants of *mḗh₁n̥s
honeymoon mo moan moon moonlight moonshine semester