women etymology

English word women comes from Old English menn, Old English wīf

Detailed word origin of women

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
menn Old English (ang)
wīf Old English (ang)
wīfmenn Old English (ang)
wimmen Middle English (enm)
women English (eng)

Words with the same origin as women

Descendants of menn
men
Descendants of wīf
goody housewife midwife wife woman