someone etymology

English word someone comes from English one, English some

Detailed word origin of someone

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
one English (eng) (cardinal) The number represented by the Arabic numeral 1; the numerical value equal to that cardinal number.. (mathematics) The ordinality of an element which has no predecessor, usually called first or number one.. (number theory) The first positive number in the set of natural numbers.. (set theory) The cardinality of the smallest nonempty set. Being a preeminent example.. Being a single, [...]
some English (eng) A certain number, at least one.. An indefinite amount, a part.. An indefinite quantity. (informal) A remarkable.. A certain proportion of, at least one.. A certain, an unspecified or unknown.. A considerable quantity or number of.. An unspecified amount of (something uncountable).. An unspecified quantity or number of. Of a measurement: approximately, roughly.
someone English (eng) A partially specified but unnamed person. Some person.

Words with the same origin as someone

Descendants of one
un wan yan yearn yen