and etymology

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

Detailed word origin of and

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

Words with the same origin as and

Descendants of *h₂ént-
an 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