high etymology

Middle English word high comes from Proto-Indo-European *kow-, Proto-Indo-European *kówkos, and later Proto-Germanic *hauhaz (High.)

Detailed word origin of high

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kow- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kówkos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kūk- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*hauhaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) High.
heah Old English (ang) High, tall, great, illustrious.
hēah Old English (ang)
heih Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as high

Descendants of *kow-
heigh heih heiȝ heiȝwai heiȝwei hene hewe hexte heyȝliche heȝly hiȝly ho hogh hoo houlen houȝ howlen huge hulen hyfe