dune etymology

Middle English word dune comes from Proto-Indo-European *dʰwen-, Proto-Indo-European *dʰwey-, Proto-Indo-European *dʰewh₂-, and later Proto-Germanic *duniz (Sound; noise.)

Detailed word origin of dune

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dʰwen- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dʰwey- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to die
*dʰewh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to rise in smoke
*duniz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Sound; noise.
*dʰwésmi Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
dyne Old English (ang) Din.
*dusnaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Brownish; brown. Yellow.
dunn Old English (ang) Bleak, dark, dim. Brown.
dune Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as dune

Descendants of *dʰwen-
dene din dine dinnen dyn dyne dynne
Descendants of *dʰwey-
at do da daffe ded deed deien dere dereling derth derþe dethlich dethliknesse deyen deȝen dier doust dun dun- dure dust dwinen halfdede overdeed steem
Descendants of *dʰewh₂-
Brampdon Brampton Brandon Bremedon Bremtone Brombton Bromdun Claytone Cleyton betynen bituinen deaw dew deye dosk dusk duske litton mildewe tenen town townishe townysche