short etymology

English word short comes from Proto-Indo-European *kor-, Proto-Germanic *skertaną (To cut off.)

Detailed word origin of short

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kor- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*skertaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To cut off.
*skurtaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Lacking, deficient. Short.
sċeort Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
scort Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Short.
schort Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
short English (eng) (finance) Having a negative position in.. Deficient in. (baseball) A shortstop.. (finance) A short sale.. (finance) A short seller.. (phonetics) A short sound, syllable, or vowel.. (programming) An integer variable shorter than normal integers; usually two bytes long.. A short circuit.. A short film.. A summary account.. Used to indicate a short-length version of a size (cricket, Of a ball) [...]

Words with the same origin as short

Descendants of *kor-
cancer carpet circle circus course court cross cruise current exact exist exit experience experiment harry her here rape ring search share sharp sheriff shortly
Descendants of *skertaną
shortage shortcut shorty