ore etymology

English word ore comes from Proto-Germanic *airō (Oar.), Proto-Indo-European *yeh₁-, Proto-Indo-European *ī-, Proto-Indo-European *h₃éh₁os (Mouth.), Proto-Indo-European *h₂eyeri (Early, in the morning.), Proto-Indo-European *h₂eysk-, Proto-Indo-European *áyos, Proto-Germanic *ais-, Proto-Germanic *airiz (Earlier, before;.), Old English ear (Earth. Sea Ear (of corn).)

Detailed word origin of ore

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*airō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Oar.
*yeh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ī- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) ice, frost
*h₃éh₁os Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Mouth.
*h₂eyeri Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Early, in the morning.
*h₂eysk- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*áyos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ais- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*airiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Earlier, before;.
ear Old English (ang) Earth. Sea Ear (of corn).
*yeh₁r- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*airuz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Herald. Messager; servant.
*ōsaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (anatomy) mouth. (of a river) mouth, inlet.
*airi Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Early.
*h₂oyséh₂ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*aiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Copper, bronze. Ore.
*jērą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (Runic alphabet) name of the J-rune (ᛃ). Year.
ōra Old English (ang)
ōr Old English (ang)
*aizō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Fear; reverence. Honour.
ár Old Norse (non) Oar.
ār Old English (ang)
oor Middle English (enm)
ore English (eng) Rock that contains utilitarian materials; primarily a rock containing metals or gems which—at the time of the rock's evaluation and proposal for extraction—are able to be separated from its neighboring minerals and processed at a cost that does not exceed those materials' present-day economic values.

Words with the same origin as ore

Descendants of *airō
are or r we're yo you're
Descendants of *yeh₁-
horoscope hour year yearbook
Descendants of *ī-
berg betcha errand fu gotcha ice iceberg iced icing icy is whatcha ya you yous
Descendants of *h₃éh₁os
abomination adorable adore omen ominous oracle oral
Descendants of *h₂eysk-
ask asking ax
Descendants of *áyos
era id
Descendants of *airiz
ear early earring ere