soon etymology

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

Detailed word origin of soon

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)
soon English (eng) (US, dialect) early. Short in length of time from the present. (obsolete) Immediately, instantly.. Early.. Readily; willingly; used with would, or some other word expressing will.. Within a short time; quickly.

Words with the same origin as soon

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