ei etymology

Middle English word ei comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwis (Bird.)

Detailed word origin of ei

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂éwis Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Bird.
*ōjóm Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ojóm Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ajjan Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*ajją Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Egg.
ǣġ Old English (ang)
ei Middle English (enm) An egg, especially of a chicken or other fowl.

Words with the same origin as ei

Descendants of *h₂éwis
cokeney egge eggen ey eyre eyren hei hey