one etymology

English word one comes from Proto-Germanic *an (On, onto (+accusative) onto. (+dative) on, upon.), Proto-Germanic *ana

Detailed word origin of one

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*an Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) On, onto (+accusative) onto. (+dative) on, upon.
*ana Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
an Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) A; an (indefinite article) Lone. Sole (cardinal) one.
oan Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
one English (eng) (cardinal) The number represented by the Arabic numeral 1; the numerical value equal to that cardinal number.. (mathematics) The ordinality of an element which has no predecessor, usually called first or number one.. (number theory) The first positive number in the set of natural numbers.. (set theory) The cardinality of the smallest nonempty set. (obsolete, transitive) To cause to become [...]

Words with the same origin as one

Descendants of *an
a aboard abroad ace among an and another anyone around aside asleep awake for nowadays oh on online only onto round someone un yen
Descendants of *ana
about again bout gain