whole etymology

English word whole comes from Proto-Indo-European *kei-, Proto-Indo-European *kóh₂ilus, Proto-Indo-European *kóylos, Proto-Indo-European *koyl-, Proto-Indo-European *kóh₂ilos, Proto-Indo-European *kuH-, Proto-Indo-European *ḱowH-, Proto-Germanic *hailaz (Omen, portent.)

Detailed word origin of whole

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kei- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kóh₂ilus Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kóylos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*koyl- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kóh₂ilos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kuH- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ḱowH- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*hailaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Omen, portent.
*koil- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*hailaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Entire, complete. Healthy, sound. Whole, unbroken, intact.
*ḱuHlós Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*hulaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Hollow.
*hulą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) A hollow; depression; hole.
hol Old English (ang) A hole, a hollow Calumny; slander.
*hailzą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
hal Old English (ang) Sound, healthy, intact. Whole, undivided.
heill Old Norse (non)
hāl Old English (ang)
hool Middle English (enm)
whole English (eng) An entirety.. Something complete, without any parts missing. (colloquial) In entirety; entirely; wholly. (of food) From which none of its constituents has been removed.. Entire.. Sound, uninjured, healthy.

Words with the same origin as whole

Descendants of *kei-
about above and because become before begin beginning believe belong below between beyond bless but butt by bye for health hold hole holy nor
Descendants of *kóh₂ilus
arsehole ditch hail hale halibut hallowed heal healthy heil holiness holly shithole unholy wholesale wholesome wormhole
Descendants of *kuH-
holler hollow