sound etymology

English word sound comes from Old French son (His/hers/its (third-person singular possessive).)

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Detailed word origin of sound

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
son Old French (fro) His/hers/its (third-person singular possessive).
soun English (eng)
sun Anglo-Norman (xno)
sowne Middle English (enm)
sownde Middle English (enm)
sound English (eng) (copulative) To convey an impression by one's sound.. (intransitive) To be conveyed in sound; to be spread or published; to convey intelligence by sound.. (intransitive) To produce a sound.. (intransitive, legal, often, with in) To arise or to be recognizable as arising in or from a particular area of law.. (intransitive, obsolete) To resound.. (transitive) To cause to produce a sound.. [...]

Words with the same origin as sound

Descendants of son
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