sub etymology

English word sub comes from Proto-Indo-European *n̥tér, Proto-Indo-European *n̥dʰér, Proto-Indo-European *nter-, Proto-Indo-European *ndhero-, Proto-Indo-European *h₁entér (Between.), Proto-Indo-European *upo (Under, below.)

Detailed word origin of sub

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*n̥tér Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) inside
*n̥dʰér Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) under
*nter- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) between, among
*ndhero- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) lower
*h₁entér Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Between.
*upo Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Under, below.
*supo Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
*stōd- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
under Old English (ang) Under.
under Middle English (enm)
under English (eng) (informal) In an unconscious state.. In a way inferior to.. In a way lower or less than. Being lower; being beneath something. (figuratively) In the face of; in response to (some attacking force).. As a subject of; subordinate to.. As, in the character of.. Below the surface of.. In or at a lower level than.. Less than.
sub Latin (lat) (with ablative) about, around (time). (with ablative) at the feet of. (with ablative) behind. (with ablative) under, beneath. (with ablative) within, during. (with accusative) under, up to, up under, close to (of a motion). (with accusative) until, before, up to, about.
sub English (eng) Under. (microscopy) To prepare (a slide) with an layer of transparent substance to support and/or fix the sample.. To coat with a layer of adhering material; to planarize by means of such a coating.

Words with the same origin as sub

Descendants of *n̥tér
subject submit substance subtle succeed success successful sudden suffer suffering sufficient suggest suggestion support suspect suspicion under undercover underground underneath understand understanding understood underwater
Descendants of *h₁entér
entertainment intelligent interest interested interesting international interrupt interview suppose
Descendants of *upo
above open over overcome overseas overtime sum summer