there etymology

English word there comes from Proto-Indo-European *to-, Proto-Indo-European *-r, Proto-Germanic - r, and later Proto-Germanic *þar ((demonstrative) there, in that place.)

Detailed word origin of there

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*to- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*-r Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
- r Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*þōz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*tar- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) there
*þar Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (demonstrative) there, in that place.
þǣr Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
thar Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
there English (eng) (figuratively) In that matter, relation, etc.; at that point, stage, etc., regarded as a distinct place.. (location) In a place or location (stated, implied or otherwise indicated) at some distance from the speaker (compare here).. (location) To or into that place; thither.. (obsolete) Where, there where, in which place.. In existence or in this world; see pronoun section below. That place.. [...]

Words with the same origin as there

Descendants of *to-
dat decoy der gram grams grand granddaughter grandfather grandmother grandson son sonny soon tattoo than that the'e them then thereby they those thus
Descendants of *-r
haircut hairdo hairdresser hairstyle hairy her here hereafter hereby hire hyah
Descendants of - r
anywhere elsewhere everywhere nowhere somewhere where whereabouts whereas wherever yonder