cloud etymology

Middle English word cloud comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʷel-, Proto-Indo-European *glūdos, Old English clod, and later Proto-Germanic *klūtaz (Boulder, rock. Hill. Lump, clod.)

Detailed word origin of cloud

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gʷel- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) throat, to stick, pierce, stab; pain, injury, death, to stick, pierce; pain, injury, death
*glūdos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
clod Old English (ang)
*gley- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to stick, smudge, to stick
*gelewd- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*klūtaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Boulder, rock. Hill. Lump, clod.
clūd Old English (ang)
clud Old English (ang) Hill. Stone; rock; boulder.
cludde Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as cloud

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
Descendants of *glūdos
cloteren clud cludde clude