wash etymology

English word wash comes from Proto-Indo-European *wod-, Proto-Indo-European *wei-, and later Proto-Germanic *waskaną (To wash.)

Detailed word origin of wash

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*wod- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) wet; water, water; wet, wet, water, wet
*wei- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to turn, bend, to twist, bend, to move, go ahead; to be strong
*wed- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) wet
*waskaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To wash.
wasċan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
wascan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) To wash.
waschen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
wash English (eng) (intransitive) To be eroded or carried away by the action of water.. (intransitive) To be wasted or worn away by the action of water, as by a running or overflowing stream, or by the dashing of the sea; said of road, a beach, etc.. (intransitive) To bear without injury the operation of being washed.. (intransitive) To clean oneself with water.. (intransitive) To move with a lapping or [...]

Words with the same origin as wash

Descendants of *wod-
dishwasher washroom
Descendants of *wei-
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