she etymology

English word she comes from Proto-Indo-European *ḱey-, and later Proto-Germanic *hijō (She;.)

Detailed word origin of she

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ḱey- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) this, here, this, to lie down, settle; home, family; love; beloved , to lie, settle, to lie with, store, be familiar
*hijō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) She;.
hīo Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
scho Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
hye Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
she English (eng) (personal) He/she (used in a work, along with or in place of he, as an indefinite pronoun).. (personal) The female person or animal previously mentioned or implied.. (personal, affectionate) Another machine (besides a ship), such as a car.. (personal, dated) A country.. (personal, sometimes, _, affectionate) A ship or boat. A female. (AAVE).

Words with the same origin as she

Descendants of *ḱey-
a citizen city civil he hello her here him hire his hit hits ho home homeless homer homework id it shoe who whoa whoever