weather etymology

English word weather comes from Old English weder (weather), Proto-Germanic wedrą (weather), which itself is of uncertain origin but possibly derives from Proto-Indo-European *wedʰrom, linked to another Proto-Indo-European *h₂weh₁- (to blow)

Detailed word origin of weather

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂weh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To blow.
*we-dʰrom Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wedrą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Weather.
weder Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Season. Sky. Weather, breeze.
wedir Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
weather English (eng) (by extension) To sustain the trying effect of; to bear up against and overcome; to endure; to resist.. (falconry) To place (a hawk) unhooded in the open air.. (nautical) To endure or survive an event or action without undue damage.. (nautical) To pass to windward in a vessel, especially to beat 'round.. To break down, of rocks and other materials, under the effects of exposure to rain, [...]

Words with the same origin as weather

Descendants of *we-dʰrom
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