back etymology

Middle English word back comes from Proto-Indo-European *bhAg-, Proto-Indo-European *bʰogo, and later Old English bæc ((anatomy) back. Back or rear end (of something).)

Detailed word origin of back

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bhAg- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bʰogo Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bakaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
bæc Old English (ang) (anatomy) back. Back or rear end (of something).
back Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as back

Descendants of *bhAg-
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