year etymology

English word year comes from Proto-Indo-European *yeh₁-, and later Proto-Germanic *jērą ((Runic alphabet) name of the J-rune (ᛃ). Year.)

Detailed word origin of year

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*yeh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*yeh₁r- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*jērą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (Runic alphabet) name of the J-rune (ᛃ). Year.
ġēar Old English (ang)
gear Old English (ang) The runic character ᛄ (/j/). Year.
yere Middle English (enm)
year English (eng) (by extension) The time it takes for any astronomical object (such as a planet, dwarf planet, small Solar System body, or comet) in direct orbit around a star (such as the Sun) to make one revolution around the star.. (sciences) A Julian year, exactly 365.25 days, represented by "a".. A level or grade in school or college.. A period between set dates that mark a year, from January 1 to [...]

Words with the same origin as year

Descendants of *yeh₁-
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