mouth etymology

English word mouth comes from Proto-Indo-European *mnt-, and later Proto-Germanic *munþaz (Mouth.)

Detailed word origin of mouth

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*mnt- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*munþaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Mouth.
mūþ Old English (ang)
muþ Old English (ang) Mouth. Opening, door, gate.
mouth Middle English (enm) Mouth.
mouth English (eng) (obsolete) To form or cleanse with the mouth; to lick, as a bear licks her cub.. (obsolete) To make mouths at.. (obsolete) To take into the mouth; to seize or grind with the mouth or teeth; to chew; to devour.. (transitive) To make the actions of speech, without producing sound.. (transitive) To pick up or handle with the lips or mouth, but not chew or swallow.. (transitive) To speak; to [...]