inner etymology

Middle English word inner comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₁en, Old English in (In.), Proto-Germanic *innai (Within, inside.)

Detailed word origin of inner

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₁en Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
in Old English (ang) In.
*innai Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Within, inside.
inne Old English (ang) In.
ynnere Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as inner

Descendants of *h₁en
combren embatailen embusshen empoverishen enacten encrochen endytement enemye enformen enmy entren envie illuminaten implien in kene bowe increase inmost installen instruccioun irremyssible under- undergon underloken ynnere
Descendants of in
an enflamen enflaumen in in- infer inflammen inliche inly inmete inmette insight insiht