under etymology

English word under comes from Proto-Indo-European *sth₂-, Proto-Indo-European *h₁en, Proto-Indo-European *n̥tér, Proto-Indo-European *n̥dʰér, Proto-Indo-European *nter-, Proto-Indo-European *ndhero-, and later Proto-Indo-European *h₁entér (Between.)

Detailed word origin of under

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sth₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₁en Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) in
*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
*sth₂-n-t-´ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₁entér Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Between.
*under Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Among, between. Under, below (+accusative) under (direction). (+dative) among, between. (+dative) under, beneath (location).
under Old English (ang) Under.
under English (eng) (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. (informal) In an unconscious state.. In a way inferior to.. In a way lower or less than. Being lower; being beneath something.

Words with the same origin as under

Descendants of *sth₂-
arrest cost exist forget forgive form go instead program ready rest restaurant stage stand state states station stay stayed store support system understand understood
Descendants of *h₁en
enemy energy engine enjoy enter impossible in incredible innocent insane inside interest interesting interview into introduce la north success within
Descendants of *n̥tér
sub subject submit substance subtle succeed successful sudden suffer suffering sufficient suggest suggestion suspect suspicion undercover underground underneath understanding underwater