youth etymology

English word youth comes from Proto-Germanic *juwunþi, Old English (ca. 450-1100) -aþ, English young, Old English (ca. 450-1100) ġeong, Proto-Indo-European *h₂yuh₁wnti-, and later Proto-Germanic *jugunþiz (The state of being young; youth.)

Detailed word origin of youth

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*juwunþi Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
-aþ Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) First, second and third person plural present indicative ending of strong verbs, class 1 weak verbs, and class 3 weak verbs.. Third person singular present indicative ending of class 2 weak verbs.
young English (eng) (geology) To exhibit younging.. (informal, or, demography) To become or seem to become younger.. (informal, or, demography) To cause to appear younger. (rare, possibly, nonstandard) An individual offspring; a single recently born or hatched organism.. People who are young; young people, collectively; youth.. Young or immature offspring (especially of an animal). (Not) advanced in age; (far [...]
ġeong Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*h₂yuh₁wnti- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
-th English (eng) (no longer productive) Forming nouns from adjectives.. (no longer productive) Forming nouns from verbs of action. Used to form the ordinal numeral when the final term of the spelled number is not “first”, “second”, or “third”. (archaic) A variant of -eth, used to form the archaic third-person singular indicative present tense of verbs.
*juwundiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*jugunþiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) The state of being young; youth.
ġeoguþ Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
ȝuȝethe Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
youth English (eng) (countable) A young man.. (countable) A young person.. (uncountable) (used in plural form) Young persons, collectively.. (uncountable) The part of life following childhood; the period of existence preceding maturity or age; the whole early part of life, from childhood, or, sometimes, from infancy, to adulthood.. (uncountable) The quality or state of being young.

Words with the same origin as youth

Descendants of *juwunþi
Descendants of -aþ
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Descendants of ġeong
young youngster