ere etymology

Middle English word ere comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ḱ-, Proto-Indo-European *ḱeh₂s-, Proto-Indo-European *h₂ows-, German grey, Proto-Indo-European *kas-, Proto-Germanic *airiz (Earlier, before;.)

Detailed word origin of ere

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂ḱ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ḱeh₂s- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂ows- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
grey German (deu)
*kas- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*airiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Earlier, before;.
*ahaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Ear (of grain).
*haswaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (colour) grey.
*ausô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Ear.
ǣr Old English (ang)
ear Old English (ang) Ear (of corn).
ēare Old English (ang)
*hasô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Hare.
*hari Old Norse (non)
eare Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as ere

Descendants of *h₂ḱ-
are axe ear eglentyn er erd erd-quake erde eren erl eroþliche exe hamber herdestou heren herestou herken herkien herknen hieren huren medioker urthen yhere
Descendants of *ḱeh₂s-
hare here hire hiren hirne hyre
Descendants of *h₂ows-
eare ȝhere
Descendants of *airiz
oor or ōr