wide etymology

English word wide comes from Proto-Indo-European *weye-, Proto-Indo-European *dwi- (Apart, asunder. Two.), Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁-

Detailed word origin of wide

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*weye- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to drive, to go, seek, crave, hunt, desire, drive
*dwi- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Apart, asunder. Two.
*dʰeh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wi- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₁weydʰh₁os Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wīdaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Broad. Wide.
wīd Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
wid Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Wide, far.
wyd Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
wide English (eng) So as to leave or have a great space between the sides; so as to form a large opening.. Away from a given goal. Completely. Extensively (Scotland, Northern England, now rare) Vast, great in extent, extensive.. (computing) Of or supporting a greater range of text characters than can fit into the traditional 8-bit representation.. (obsolete) Far from truth, propriety, necessity, etc.. [...]

Words with the same origin as wide

Descendants of *weye-
aneurysm regain sins veal veteran weather widespread width wit with withdraw wither without withstand
Descendants of *dwi-
address debate defeat delay dessert difference different difficult dinner direct direction director disappear disaster discipline discover discuss display distance distant district dress dressed dressing
Descendants of *dʰeh₁-
affair audience credit do done effect face fact factory fair familiar family fashion freedom incredible indeed kingdom miss odd perfect sacrifice terrific u