such etymology

English word such comes from Proto-Germanic *swalīkaz (Such, that kind of, that sort of.)

Detailed word origin of such

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*swalīkaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Such, that kind of, that sort of.
swilc Old English (ang) Such.
swulch Middle English (enm)
such English (eng) (demonstrative) Like this, that, these, those; used to make a comparison with something implied by context.. (obsolete) A certain; representing the object as already particularized in terms which are not mentioned.. (particularly used in formal documents) Any.. Used as an intensifier; roughly equivalent to very much of. (philosophy) Something being indicated that is similar to something [...]

Words with the same origin as such

Descendants of *swalīkaz
homesick seasick sick sickness