very etymology

English word very comes from Proto-Indo-European - -rós, and later Proto-Italic *wēros (True.)

Detailed word origin of very

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
- -rós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*weh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to blow
*wēros Proto-Italic (itc-pro) True.
verus Latin (lat) Proper, suitable. Right, just. True, real.
veracem Latin (lat)
*vērācus Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
verai Old French (fro) Real; genuine.
verrai Middle English (enm)
very English (eng) The same; identical.. True, real, actual.. With limiting effect: mere. (with superlatives) Used to firmly establish that nothing else surpasses in some respect.. To a great extent or degree; extremely; exceedingly.. True, truly.

Words with the same origin as very

Descendants of - -rós
crude cruel cruelty eager sour sure verify