tiny etymology

English word tiny comes from Middle English (1100-1500) tine, English -y, Middle English (1100-1500) tyne

Detailed word origin of tiny

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tine Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
-y English (eng) Forming abstract nouns denoting a state, condition, or quality.. Used in the name of some locations which end in -ia in Latin. Forming diminutive nouns. Also used for familiar and pet names as a term of endearment. Added to nouns and adjectives to form adjectives meaning “having the quality of”.. Added to verbs to form adjectives meaning "inclined to".
tyne Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
tiny English (eng) Very small. A small child; an infant.. Anything very small.

Words with the same origin as tiny

Descendants of -y
andy apply bags bunny creepy dummy funny handy healthy heavy kitty mommy pretty pussy risky rocky rusty scary sexy shitty skinny sonny tony woody