an etymology

Middle English word an comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ént-, Aragonese end, and later Proto-Germanic *andi (In addition, furthermore, and.)

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Detailed word origin of an

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂ént- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
end Aragonese (arg)
*h₂ent- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*anda, andi Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*andi Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) In addition, furthermore, and.
and, ond, end Old English (ang) Even; also And.
an Middle English (enm) And.

Words with the same origin as an

Descendants of *h₂ént-
and answar auncyen avauncen beclippen befilen begirden begon beswiken bi bi- bihalve bilooghe embe embe- en on- onsaken umbe umbe stunde umbeclosen umbedelven umgangen unbinden
Descendants of end
ajar and- andsware answer answeren engagen oan on on char on-hande ond- one onehand oon unbynden