dust etymology

Middle English word dust comes from Proto-Indo-European *dʰwey-, Proto-Indo-European *dʰewh₂-, and later Proto-Germanic *dunstą (Dust. Evaporation. Mist, haze.)

Detailed word origin of dust

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dʰwey- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dʰewh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dunstą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Dust. Evaporation. Mist, haze.
dust Old English (ang) Dust; powder; mill dust.
dūst Old English (ang)
doust Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as dust

Descendants of *dʰwey-
at do da daffe ded deed deien dere dereling derth derþe dethlich dethliknesse deyen deȝen dier doust dun dun- dune dure 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