xu etymology

English word xu comes from Proto-Indo-European *solh₂-, and later Old French (842-ca. 1400) sol (Sol; Old French coin.)

Detailed word origin of xu

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*solh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
solidus Latin (lat) (Medieval, historical) A bezant: the solidus's debased Byzantine successors.. (Medieval, historical) A shilling, as a unit of account or silver coin.. (historical) A solidus: a Roman ~23-carat gold coin introduced by Diocletian in AD 301. Solid.
sol Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Sol; Old French coin.
sou French (fra) (Quebec, Louisiana, colloquial) cent (one hundredth of a dollar). (by extension, chiefly, in the plural, colloquial) money; cash. (historical, numismatics) sou (old French coin).
xu Vietnamese (vie) This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text . This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text .
xu English (eng) A minor unit of currency in Vietnam, now little-used, forming a hundredth of a dong.

Words with the same origin as xu

Descendants of *solh₂-
safe safeguard safety sage salute salvage save saving savior saviour so soil sol sold sole solid