world etymology

English word world comes from Proto-Germanic *weraz (Husband. Man.), Proto-Germanic *aldiz (Age, generation. Lifetime.)

Detailed word origin of world

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*weraz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Husband. Man.
*aldiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Age, generation. Lifetime.
*weraldiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Lifetime, worldly existence. Mankind. World.
worold Old English (ang) World, the earth, a state of existence.
weoreld Middle English (enm)
world English (eng) To consider or cause to be considered from a global perspective; to consider as a global whole, rather than making or focussing on national or other distinctions; compare globalise.. To make real; to make worldly. (archaic) Age, era. (by extension) Any other astronomical body which many be inhabitable, such as a natural satellite.. (countable) A planet, especially one which is inhabited or [...]

Words with the same origin as world

Descendants of *weraz
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