answer etymology

Middle English word answer comes from Proto-Germanic *swarō, Proto-Germanic *and-, and later Proto-Germanic *andaswarō (Answer, reply.)

Detailed word origin of answer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*swarō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*and- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*andaswarō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Answer, reply.
andswaru Old English (ang) Answer.
answer Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as answer

Descendants of *swarō
andsware answar answere
Descendants of *and-
an- and- andswaren answeren on- ond- onfon