young etymology

English word young comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ey-, and later Proto-Indo-European *h₂yuh₁en- (Young.)

Detailed word origin of young

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂ey- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂yuh₁en- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Young.
*juwungaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*h₂yuh₁n̥ḱós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Young.
*jūnhós Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*jungaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Young.
geong Old English (ang) Young.
ġeong Old English (ang)
yong Middle English (enm) Young.
young English (eng) (Not) advanced in age; (far towards or) at a specified stage of existence or age.. (obsolete) Having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed; ignorant; weak.. (of a decade of life) Early.. At an early stage of existence or development; having recently come into existence.. In the early part of growth or life; born not long ago.. Junior (of two related people with the same name).. Of or [...]

Words with the same origin as young

Descendants of *h₂ey-
a age awesome ay aye each eternal eternity injury injustice judge judgment juice juicy junior jurisdiction jury just justice justify juvenile teen teenage youth