ho etymology

Middle English word ho comes from Proto-Indo-European *ḱey-, Proto-Indo-European *kewk-, Proto-Indo-European *kemǝk-, Proto-Indo-European *kenk, Old Norse hó!, and later Proto-Germanic *hijō (She;.)

Detailed word origin of ho

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ḱey- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) this, here, this, to lie down, settle; home, family; love; beloved , to lie, settle, to lie with, store, be familiar
*kewk- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kemǝk- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kenk Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
hó! Old Norse (non)
*hijō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) She;.
*hauhaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) High.
hīo Old English (ang)
*haugaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Hill.
*hanhaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (anatomy) heel.
haugr Old Norse (non) Cairn; sacrificial mound. Howe, mound; dung heap, midden.
hōh Old English (ang)
ho Middle English (enm) Who.

Words with the same origin as ho

Descendants of *ḱey-
a citee halloo ham hamely hamlet hamme hanten haunten he henen hewe hidir hinne hird hirne home homstal hoomly hye hyo hyre it sche
Descendants of *kewk-
heigh heih heiȝ heiȝwai heiȝwei hene hexte heyȝliche heȝly high hiȝly hogh hoo houȝ huge
Descendants of *kemǝk-
heel hele hengren hingren hoch hocke honger hough hounger houȝsenues hoȝ hunger hungry hüngren