path etymology

English word path comes from Proto-Indo-European *pontHo-, Proto-Indo-Iranian *pántaHs, and later Proto-Germanic *paþaz (Path.)

Detailed word origin of path

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*pontHo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*pántaHs Proto-Indo-Iranian (iir-pro)
*pántaHh Proto-Iranian (ira-pro)
*paþaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Path.
pæþ Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Path.
peth Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
path English (eng) (computing) A human-readable specification for a location within a hierarchical or tree-like structure, such as a file system or as part of a URL. (graph theory) A sequence of vertices from one vertex to another using the arcs (edges). A path does not visit the same vertex more than once (unless it is a closed path, where only the first and the last vertex are the same).. (paganism) A Pagan [...]

Words with the same origin as path

Descendants of *pontHo-
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