on etymology

English word on comes from Proto-Germanic *ainaz ((in the plural) some. (in the singular) one.), Proto-Germanic *anda, andi, Aragonese ond, Proto-Germanic *andi (In addition, furthermore, and.), Proto-Indo-European *h₂en- (On, onto.)

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word on. Currently you are viewing the etymology of on with the meaning: (Adjective Preposition Adverb Verb) (baseball, informal) Having reached a base as a runner and being positioned there, awaiting further action from a subsequent batter.. (chiefly, UK, informal, usually negative) Acceptable, [...](baseball, informal) Having reached a base as a runner and being positioned there, awaiting further action from a subsequent batter.. (chiefly, UK, informal, usually negative) Acceptable, [...]

Detailed word origin of on

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ainaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (in the plural) some. (in the singular) one.
*anda, andi Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
ond Aragonese (arg)
*andi Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) In addition, furthermore, and.
*h₂en- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) On, onto.
ānes Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*ana Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*h₂enh̥₂ Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*an Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) On, onto (+accusative) onto. (+dative) on, upon.
and, ond, end Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Even; also And.
an Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) A; an (indefinite article) Lone. Sole (cardinal) one.
an Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) In And.
on English (eng) (baseball, informal) Having reached a base as a runner and being positioned there, awaiting further action from a subsequent batter.. (chiefly, UK, informal, usually negative) Acceptable, appropriate.. (euphemistic) Menstruating.. (informal) Destined, normally in the context of a challenge being accepted; involved, doomed.. In the state of being active, functioning or operating.. Performing [...]

Words with the same origin as on

Descendants of *ainaz
a an and another any anybody anymore anyone anything anyway anywhere around aside asleep for no none nothing once one only onto round someone
Descendants of ond
abe acknowledge ahold amelia ashore engage notch ongoing online un unlike wan yan yen
Descendants of *h₂en-
aboard about abroad again among awake bout gain oh