cley etymology

Middle English word cley comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʷel-, and later Proto-Germanic *klajjaz (Clay.)

Detailed word origin of cley

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gʷel- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*gley- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*klajjaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Clay.
clǣġ Old English (ang)
clæg Old English (ang) Clay.
clay Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as cley

Descendants of *gʷel-
Cleyton calen calver chalf chel child claw clenliche clete cleven clevien clingen clod clodde clot clough clyte col coldnesse colt cool coul jaunis joll kelf