value etymology

English word value comes from Proto-Indo-European *walh₂-, Proto-Indo-European *wal, Proto-Italic *walēō (To be strong.)

Detailed word origin of value

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*walh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wal Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*walēō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) To be strong.
valete Latin (lat) Goodbye, farewell.
faillir Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
value Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
valew, value Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
value English (eng) (arts) The relative darkness or lightness of a color in (a specific area of) a painting etc.. (in the plural) The valuable ingredients to be obtained by treating a mass or compound; specifically, the precious metals contained in rock, gravel, etc.. (music) The relative duration of a musical note.. (obsolete) Esteem; regard.. (obsolete) valour; also spelled valew. (uncountable) The degree of [...]

Words with the same origin as value

Descendants of *walh₂-
avail available equivalent failure invalid invaluable prevail vale valentine valiant valid valor valuable