eile etymology

Middle English word eile comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂egʰ-, Proto-Germanic *agilō, and later Proto-Germanic *agluz (Cumbersome; tedious; tiresome; burdensome.)

Detailed word origin of eile

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂egʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*agilō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*h₂egʰ-lo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
eġl Old English (ang)
*agluz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Cumbersome; tedious; tiresome; burdensome.
eġle Old English (ang)
egle Old English (ang) Hideous; loathsome; hateful; horrid; troublesome; grievous; painful.
eiȝle Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as eile

Descendants of *h₂egʰ-
age aghe awe ay aye aȝe eghe eie eilen eiȝe eye eyle eȝe eȝlen eȝȝe hidous hidously æie
Descendants of *agilō