whit etymology

English word whit comes from Proto-Indo-European *wokʷ-, Proto-Italic *wijā (Road.), Proto-Germanic *weganą (To move, to carry. To weigh.), Proto-Germanic *wihtą (Thing, creature.)

Detailed word origin of whit

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*wokʷ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wijā Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Road.
*weganą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To move, to carry. To weigh.
*wihtą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Thing, creature.
*wekti- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) cause, sake, thing, object, thing
via Latin (lat) Road, street or path. The right way. Way, method, manner.
*wéǵʰeti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To be transporting.
*gawihtiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
ġewiht Old English (ang)
whit English (eng) The smallest part or particle imaginable; an iota.

Words with the same origin as whit

Descendants of *wokʷ-
advocate cannot eight eighty epic goodnight invitation invite midnight naughty night nightclub nightingale nightmare nor not ought overnight provoke tonight vocal voice vouch wang weight
Descendants of *wijā
age always anyway awesome damage language louis marriage obvious package save stage vehicle vice way
Descendants of *weganą
fortnight heavyweight nightfall nightgown nighttime wedge weigh whatnot
Descendants of *wihtą
lightweight overweight