whom etymology

English word whom comes from Proto-Indo-European *kʷey, Proto-Indo-European *kʷís

Detailed word origin of whom

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kʷey Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kʷís Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Who, what (interrogative). Who, which, that (relative) Which, what.
*hwat Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
hwǣm Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
hwam Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
wham Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
whom English (eng) Him; her; them (used as a relative pronoun to refer to a previously mentioned person or people.). What person or people; which person or people, as the object of a preposition.. What person or people; which person or people, as the object of a verb.

Words with the same origin as whom

Descendants of *kʷey
wai why
Descendants of *kʷís
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