of etymology

English word of comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂epó (Off, away, from.), Proto-Indo-European *h₂pó (Off, away, from.)

Detailed word origin of of

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂epó Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Off, away, from.
*h₂pó Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Off, away, from.
*ab Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Away Away from.
æf Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Of.
of Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
of English (eng) (North America, Scotland, Ireland) Before (the hour); to. [from the 19th c.]. (UK, _, dialectal) For (a given length of time), chiefly in negative constructions. [from the 13th c.]. (chiefly, regional) During the course of (a set period of time, day of the week etc.), now specifically with implied repetition or regularity. [from the 9th c.]. (now, archaic, literary) With preceding partitive [...]

Words with the same origin as of

Descendants of *h₂epó
a abdomen abduction abort abortion absence absent absolute absurd abuse ad advance advanced advantage after afternoon afterwards apocalypse apology appearance off offer sense sensor
Descendants of *h₂pó
aboard according accused add affair agree agreement alien appear approach around arrive aside asleep attempt attention available huge position positive post purpose round size suppose