southern etymology

English word southern comes from Proto-Germanic *sunþrōnijaz (Southern.)

Detailed word origin of southern

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sunþrōnijaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Southern.
sūþerne Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
sutherne Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
southern English (eng) Of a wind: blowing from the south; southerly.. Of or pertaining to a southern region, especially Southern Europe or the southern United States.. Of, facing, situated in, or related to the south.