wing etymology

English word wing comes from Proto-Indo-European *weh₁-, and later Old Norse vængr (Wing.)

Detailed word origin of wing

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*weh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to blow
*wēinga- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
vængr Old Norse (non) Wing.
wenge Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
wing English (eng) (intransitive) To fly.. (transitive) To act or speak extemporaneously; to improvise; to wing it.. (transitive) To injure slightly (as with a gunshot), especially in the arm.. (transitive) To throw.. (transitive, of a building) To add a wing (extra part) to. (British) A panel of a car which encloses the wheel area, especially the front wheels.. (British) A unit of command consisting of two or [...]

Words with the same origin as wing

Descendants of *weh₁-
verify very warlock winged wingman