odd etymology

English word odd comes from Proto-Indo-European *wes-, Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁-, Proto-Indo-European *ud-s, and later Proto-Germanic *uzdaz (Place. Sharp point.)

Detailed word origin of odd

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*wes- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) fat, moisture, to dress, stab, to stick, prick, pierce, sting, moist, wet
*dʰeh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ud-s Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*uzdaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Place. Sharp point.
oddr Old Norse (non) Sharp point.
oddi Old Norse (non)
odde Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
odd English (eng) (not comparable) Casual, irregular, not planned.. (not comparable) Left over, remaining when the rest have been grouped.. (not comparable) Not divisible by two; not even.. (not comparable) Occasional; infrequent.. (not comparable) Single; sole; singular; not having a mate.. (not comparable, in combination with a number) About, approximately.. (obsolete) Singular in excellence; unique; sole; [...]

Words with the same origin as odd

Descendants of *wes-
am are be been future hot ice interested interesting is mouth possible power present send sense since sun war wear were weren worried worry wrong
Descendants of *dʰeh₁-
affair audience credit difficult do done effect face fact factory fair familiar family fashion freedom incredible indeed kingdom miss perfect sacrifice terrific u wide
Descendants of *ud-s
odds