est etymology

Middle English word est comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ews-, Proto-Indo-European *aus-, and later Proto-Germanic *austraz (East, eastern.)

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Detailed word origin of est

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂ews- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) dawn
*aus- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to shine, eastern
*h₂éwsros Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*austraz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) East, eastern.
*austrą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) East East, eastward.
ēast Old English (ang)
est Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as est

Descendants of *h₂ews-
Eestour esterne estre