way etymology

English word way comes from Latin via (Road, street or path. The right way. Way, method, manner.)

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word way. Currently you are viewing the etymology of way with the meaning: (Verb Noun Interjection) (obsolete) To travel. (US, As the head of an interjectory clause) Acknowledges that a task has been done well, chiefly in expressions of sarcastic congratulation.. (heading) Personal [...](obsolete) To travel. (US, As the head of an interjectory clause) Acknowledges that a task has been done well, chiefly in expressions of sarcastic congratulation.. (heading) Personal [...]

Detailed word origin of way

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
via Latin (lat) Road, street or path. The right way. Way, method, manner.
*wéǵʰeti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To be transporting.
*wegaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Path. Way.
weġ Old English (ang)
wey Middle English (enm)
way English (eng) (obsolete) To travel. (US, As the head of an interjectory clause) Acknowledges that a task has been done well, chiefly in expressions of sarcastic congratulation.. (heading) Personal interaction.. (heading) To do with a place or places.. (nautical) Speed, progress, momentum.. (paganism) A tradition within the modern pagan faith of Heathenry, dedication to a specific deity or craft, Way of [...]

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