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English word steam comes from Proto-Indo-European *dʰwey-, Proto-Germanic *staubaz, Old English (ca. 450-1100) stefn (Stem Voice.).

Steam etymology ?

Steam detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dʰwey- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to die
*staubaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
stefn Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Stem Voice.
*staubmaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*staumaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Steam, vapour.
stēam Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
stevin Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
steam English (eng) Old-fashioned; from before the digital age. (figuratively) Internal energy for motive power.. (figuratively) Pent-up anger.. (obsolete) Any exhalation.. A steam-powered vehicle.. Pressurized water vapour used for heating, cooking, or to provide mechanical energy.. The vapor formed when water changes from liquid phase to gas phase.. Travel by means of a steam-powered vehicle. (cooking, [...]

Words with the same origin as steam

Descendants of *dʰwey-
darling dead deaf dear dearest dearly death deer die doe does donkey door doorbell doorstep doorway dumb dummy dust dusty dying nearest reindeer stem
Descendants of *staubaz
Descendants of stefn