a etymology

Middle English word a comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂en- (On, onto.), Proto-Indo-European *ḱe, Proto-Indo-European *ḱe-, Proto-Indo-European *ki-, Proto-Indo-European *yo-, Latin o (The name of the letter O. O! (vocative particle). Oh!.), Proto-Indo-European - -nós

Detailed word origin of a

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂en- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) On, onto.
*ḱe Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ḱe- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ki- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*yo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
o Latin (lat) The name of the letter O. O! (vocative particle). Oh!.
- -nós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ana Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*h₂enh̥₂ Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
ō Old English (ang)
*an Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) On, onto (+accusative) onto. (+dative) on, upon.
*óynos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) One. Single.
*hes Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*ainaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (in the plural) some. (in the singular) one.
a- Old English (ang) Forming words with the sense from, away, off, out, e.g. āniman.
Old English (ang)
he Old English (ang) He (masculine nominative singular).
ānes Old English (ang)
he Middle English (enm) He (third-person singular masculine subject pronoun).
oa Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as a

Descendants of *h₂en-
a- abak abord abouten ajar aline amansien an an- anelen anfilt anhealden anvelt ariȝt around asteorten asterten o one onehand onelen onlighten onsenden uthe
Descendants of *ḱe
ackowen ashore burde conscience enow heer her here imete imunde ireden ishaft mane minde schape shap y- yclept ydrad ylike ymunde ypeynted ȝare ȝea
Descendants of *ḱe-
halou halow he henen heonenen heonne her-for hinne hirne his hit hither ho hoo hyo hyre hær it sche shoo ȝho
Descendants of *ki-
bedaggen befilen beleden benethe beshinen beswiken betechen betellen betynen bewepen bi bi cause bicaren bikerven bithenchen biwenden biwitten blissen ha haile halsien helen helthe holi unhal
Descendants of *yo-
quoniam
Descendants of o
oo
Descendants of - -nós
careful elpi enen folien folȝen fulien full fullynge fylle iwald lana succida na nillen noen non none onhende onlepi pardonen punischen traitourfull vulle wald wolle