unholy etymology

English word unholy comes from Old English halig (Holy, sacred; pious; sound, healthy.), Proto-Germanic *unhailagaz, Proto-Germanic *unhailiagaz

Detailed word origin of unholy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
halig Old English (ang) Holy, sacred; pious; sound, healthy.
*unhailagaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*unhailiagaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
unhalig Old English (ang) Unholy.
unhāliġ Old English (ang)
unhaliȝ Middle English (enm)
unholy English (eng) Dreadful, terrible, or otherwise atrocious.. Not holy; (by extension) evil, impure, or otherwise perverted.

Words with the same origin as unholy

Descendants of halig
halibut holiness holly holy