willy etymology

English word willy comes from Proto-Indo-European *weliḱ-, Proto-Indo-European *weliko-, and later Proto-Germanic *wiligjǭ (Willow.)

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Detailed word origin of willy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*weliḱ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*weliko- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) willow-tree
*wiligjǭ Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Willow.
*wiligō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
wileġe Old English (ang)
wilie Middle English (enm)
willy English (eng) (UK, _, dialectal) A fish basket.. (UK, _, dialectal) A willow basket.

Words with the same origin as willy

Descendants of *weliḱ-
willow