side etymology

English word side comes from Proto-Germanic *sēaną (To sow, to disperse (seeds).), Proto-Indo-European *seh₁tis, Proto-Germanic - þiz, Proto-Indo-European *seh₁(i)-, Proto-Indo-European *sēy-, Proto-Indo-European *seh₂y-, Proto-Indo-European *swe-dh-, Proto-Indo-European *swedʰ-

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word side. Currently you are viewing the etymology of side with the meaning: (Adverb) (UK, _, dialectal) Widely; wide; far.(UK, _, dialectal) Widely; wide; far

Detailed word origin of side

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sēaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To sow, to disperse (seeds).
*seh₁tis Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
- þiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*seh₁(i)- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sēy- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to tie, tie to, knit, connect, to sow, throw
*seh₂y- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*swe-dh- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*swedʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) custom, habit
*sh₂itús Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sīdaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Ample. Drooping, hanging down, pendulous, long, trailing. Excessive, extra.
*sēdiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Seed.
sīd Old English (ang)
*sīdǭ Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Side.
sǣd Old English (ang)
sæd Old English (ang) Seed.
sīde Old English (ang)
*siduz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Conduct. Custom, habit, practice.
sidu Old English (ang) Custom, habit; practice. Morality, good conduct; purity; modesty. Ritual, religious practice, rite. Use, manner.
syd Middle English (enm)
side English (eng) (UK, _, dialectal) Widely; wide; far.

Words with the same origin as side

Descendants of *sēaną
alongside aside backside beside besides downside hillside outside riverside seaside seed sew sewer sewing sidekick sidewalk sideways siding sow
Descendants of - þiz
almighty bought bout cliff delight delightful eight flight gift light lighting might mighty mind ought shall sight speed world
Descendants of *sēy-
sale salesman seal sole wholesale