sound etymology

English word sound comes from Proto-Indo-European *swem-, Proto-Indo-European *swem(bʰ)-, Proto-Indo-European *sm̥tóm, Proto-Indo-European *swembʰ-, Proto-Indo-European *swentos, and later Proto-Germanic *sundaz (Healthy.)

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word sound. Currently you are viewing the etymology of sound with the meaning: (Noun) (geography) A long narrow inlet, or a strait between the mainland and an island; also, a strait connecting two seas, or connecting a sea or lake with the ocean.. A cuttlefish.. The air bladder [...](geography) A long narrow inlet, or a strait between the mainland and an island; also, a strait connecting two seas, or connecting a sea or lake with the ocean.. A cuttlefish.. The air bladder [...]

Detailed word origin of sound

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*swem- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*swem(bʰ)- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sm̥tóm Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*swembʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*swentos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*swumdan Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*sundaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Healthy.
gesund Old English (ang) Healthy.
*sund Old English (ang)
*sundą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Sound, strait. Swimming.
ġesund Old English (ang)
ȝesund Middle English (enm)
sound English (eng) (geography) A long narrow inlet, or a strait between the mainland and an island; also, a strait connecting two seas, or connecting a sea or lake with the ocean.. A cuttlefish.. The air bladder of a fish.

Words with the same origin as sound

Descendants of *swem-
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