age etymology

Middle English word age comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eyu-, Latin aevom, Proto-Italic *aiwom (Age.), Old Latin aivom (Age. Time, lifetime.), French -age, French aé, Proto-Indo-European *h₂egʰlo-

Detailed word origin of age

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂eyu- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
aevom Latin (lat)
*aiwom Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Age.
aivom Old Latin (itc-ola) Age. Time, lifetime.
-age French (fra) (rare) Forming collective nouns.. Forming nouns with the sense of "action or result of Xing" or, more rarely, "action related to X".. Forming nouns with the sense of "state of being (a) X".
French (fra)
*h₂egʰlo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
aevus Latin (lat)
*aiwotāts Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Age.
*h₂égʰos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) (emotional) distress.
äage French (fra)
*agaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Fear; dread.
agi Old Norse (non)
aevum Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin, philosophy) aevum, the mean between time and eternity, aeviternity. Lifetime, age, generation. Time, eternity.
*aetaticum Latin (lat) Age.
aevitas Latin (lat)
*aetaticum Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
aage Old French (fro) Age.
age Anglo-Norman (xno)
age Old French (fro)
age Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as age

Descendants of *h₂eyu-
agg ai aye e ea ece eche eek eu nai nei æ æw
Descendants of -age
sauven saven
Descendants of *h₂egʰlo-
eile eilen eyle eȝlen