slight etymology

English word slight comes from Proto-Indo-European *sleig-, Proto-Indo-European *sleyg-, Proto-Germanic *slahaną (To hit, to strike. To kill.), Proto-Germanic - þuz

Detailed word origin of slight

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sleig- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sleyg- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*slahaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To hit, to strike. To kill.
- þuz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*slīkaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To slide, to slip.
*slahtuz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Killing. Striking, hitting, beating.
*slihtaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Slippery. Smooth; flat; level.
sliht Old English (ang)
slight Middle English (enm)
slight English (eng) (obsolete) Sleight.. The act of slighting; a deliberate act of neglect or discourtesy. (obsolete) Foolish; silly; weak in intellect.. (regional) Even, smooth or level; still (of the sea).. (regional, obsolete) Bad, of poor quality (as, goods).. Not stout or heavy; slender.. Small in amount, gentle, or weak,; inconsiderable; unimportant; insignificant; not severe. (intransitive) To act [...]

Words with the same origin as slight

Descendants of *sleig-
Descendants of *slahaną
beep bleep boom buzz drum drumming hiss meal meow mole ouch ping poof pop popcorn pow slaughter slaughterhouse slay woof zap zip
Descendants of - þuz
blast draft enlist list lust thread waist waste wasteland yeast