hoo etymology

Middle English word hoo comes from Proto-Indo-European *ḱoy-, Proto-Indo-European *kū-, Old Norse hó!, and later Proto-Germanic *hijō (She;.)

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Detailed word origin of hoo

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ḱoy- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kū- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
hó! Old Norse (non)
*hijō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) She;.
*kūk- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
hīo Old English (ang)
*hauhaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) High.
*haugaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Hill.
haugr Old Norse (non) Cairn; sacrificial mound. Howe, mound; dung heap, midden.
ho Middle English (enm) Who.

Words with the same origin as hoo

Descendants of *ḱoy-
a civil eme halloo halow hamely hamme heer henne heonenen her-for here hewe hidir hire hiren hit hither hom homly homstal hyo sche ȝho
Descendants of *kū-
houlen howlen hulen
Descendants of hó!
ho