son etymology

English word son comes from Proto-Germanic *þōz, Old English sunu (Son, male child.)

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Detailed word origin of son

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*þōz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
sunu Old English (ang) Son, male child.
*sēna Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Immediately; at once.
sōna Old English (ang)
sune Middle English (enm)
son English (eng) (UK, colloquial) An informal address to a friend or person of equal authority.. A familiar address to a male person from an older or otherwise more authoritative person.. A male adopted person in relation to his adoption parents.. A male descendant.. A male person considered to have been significantly shaped by some external influence.. A male person who has such a close relationship with an [...]

Words with the same origin as son

Descendants of sunu
gram grams grand granddaughter grandfather grandmother grandson sonny soon